Chapter 2 Basics

This book by no means intends to be a comprehensive guide to R Markdown. However, it is important to provide an overview of the R Markdown ecosystem before we drill down to specific examples and recipes. This chapter aims to provide the basic concepts required for the book.

For those seeking the background, we recommend that readers refer to the R Markdown definitive guide (Xie, Allaire, and Grolemund 2018), which provides a comprehensive overview of the R Markdown components.


Xie, Yihui, J. J. Allaire, and Garrett Grolemund. 2018. R Markdown: The Definitive Guide. Boca Raton, Florida: Chapman; Hall/CRC.