Keywords: bookdown, communication, open source
Agility, collaboration, reproducibility, and accessibility are crucial to the modern practice of data science / statistics. In this talk we will discuss how our communications within and beyond the modern classroom can be aligned with and utilize these best practices. The release of the RStudio bookdown package facilitates this process. Through bookdown, authors can publish reproducible and fully customizable classroom materials that integrate markdown, code, visualizations, interactivity, and text. We will present first steps for authors of and users looking to adopt open source materials, as well as existing examples ranging from an introductory textbook (Modern Dive) to an advanced undergraduate textbook on Bayesian statistics.