1 Prerequisites

This is a sample book written in Markdown which uses Yihui Xie’s Bookdown Package for R. Every section (except for these first 2 sentences and section 3, the biochemistry guide) is from their sample book.

You can use anything that Pandoc’s Markdown supports, e.g., a math equation \(a^2 + b^2 = c^2\).

The bookdown package can be installed from CRAN or Github:

install.packages("bookdown")
# or the development version
# devtools::install_github("rstudio/bookdown")

Remember each Rmd file contains one and only one chapter, and a chapter is defined by the first-level heading #.

To compile this example to PDF, you need XeLaTeX. You are recommended to install TinyTeX (which includes XeLaTeX): https://yihui.name/tinytex/.