13.1 Get started

You can install and use rticles from CRAN as follows:

# Install from CRAN
install.packages("rticles")

# Or install development version from GitHub
devtools::install_github("rstudio/rticles")

We would recommend the development version of the package from GitHub, as it contains the most up-to-date versions along with several new templates.

If you are using RStudio, you can easily access the templates through File -> New File -> R Markdown. This will open the dialog box where you can select from one of the available templates as shown in Figure 13.2.

The R Markdown template window in RStudio showing available rticles templates.

FIGURE 13.2: The R Markdown template window in RStudio showing available rticles templates.

If you are using the command line, you can use the rmarkdown::draft() function, which requires you to specify a template, e.g.,

rmarkdown::draft(
  "MyJSSArticle.Rmd", template = "jss_article",
  package = "rticles"
)