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Activity Number: 155 - Research Reproducibility for Precision Medicine: From Controlled Experiments to Real-World Evidence
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, July 29, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Biopharmaceutical Section
Abstract #304301
Title: R Markdown: a Software Ecosystem for Reproducible Publications
Author(s): Yihui Xie*
Companies: RStudio, Inc.
Keywords: R; R Markdown; reproducible research; bookdown; blogdown; publication

Markdown is an incredibly simple authoring language that most people can master the basics in 5 minutes. R Markdown is a document format based on the R language and Markdown to intermingle computing with narratives in the same document. With this simple format, you can actually do a lot of things. For example, you can generate reports dynamically (no need to cut-and-paste any results because all results can be dynamically generated from R), write papers and books, create websites, and make presentations. In this talk, I'll give brief introductions to the R packages rmarkdown, bookdown for authoring books (, blogdown for creating websites (, rticles for writing journal papers (, xaringan for making slides (, flexdashboard for generating dashboards (, learnr for tutorials ( and the integration between Shiny and R Markdown. To make the best use of your time during the presentation, I recommend you to take a look at the rmarkdown website in advance:

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