Chapter 1 Installation
# install the rmarkdown package from CRAN in R install.packages("rmarkdown") # or install from GitHub if you want to test the # development version if (!requireNamespace("remotes")) install.packages("remotes") ::install_github("rstudio/rmarkdown")remotes
Unless you have a favorite editor or IDE (Integrated Development Environment), we recommend that you also install the RStudio IDE (https://www.rstudio.com). RStudio is not required, but it will make it easier for an average user to work with R Markdown because of the strong editor support. If you choose not to use the RStudio IDE, you will need to install Pandoc (see Section 1.1), which is the tool used by rmarkdown to convert Markdown to other document formats.