I’ve used R Markdown to do lots of work, such as writing a book, doing homework on statistics and ecology, and making web pages.

The above mentioned are all HTML output formats from R Markdown, but PDF output formats are also possible, such as this Beamer Slide and an article about R Markdown.

Because of doing so much work with R Markdown, I write down some of the most common and useful features of R Markdown so I can look it up when I need to1. I also make it available to everyone by putting the document on my blog.

Other Resources of R Markdown


  1. Since it is intended for quick lookup, the document is very compact. That means you need to have some basic knowledge on R Markdown to be able to understand all of it. For more detailed documents for beginners, see the last section of this post.