8.2 R Markdown Related Packages
In addition to the amazing reports and even slide decks that you can produce with Rmarkdown one of the other amazing features is that it can also be used to create your own website using the package blogdown and author books using the bookdown package. These two abilities truly extend the reach of your work essentially making it available to anyone with a web browser and internet connection.
bookdown is an R package that allows you to write books and long-form reports with multiple Rmd files. After this package was published, a large number of books have emerged. You can find a subset of them at (https://bookdown.org). Some of these books have been printed, and some only have free online versions.
There have also been students who wrote their dissertations/theses with bookdown, such as Ed Berry: (https://eddjberry.netlify.com/post/writing-your-thesis-with-bookdown/). Chester Ismay has even provided an R package thesisdown (https://github.com/ismayc/thesisdown) that can render a thesis in various formats.
blogdown package can be used to build general-purpose websites (including blogs and personal websites) based on R Markdown. You may find tons of examples at (https://github.com/rbind) or by searching on Twitter: (https://twitter.com/search?q=blogdown).