Chapter 7 xaringan Presentations
The name “xaringan” came from Sharingan (http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Sharingan) in the Japanese manga and anime “Naruto.” The word was deliberately chosen to be difficult to pronounce for most people (unless you have watched the anime), because its author (me) loved the style very much, and was concerned that it would become too popular.8 The concern was somewhat naive, because the style is actually very customizable, and users started to contribute more themes to the package later.
You can learn more about the background stories and the usage of the xaringan package from the documentation at http://slides.yihui.name/xaringan/, which is actually a set of slides generated from xaringan. You may also read a potentially biased blog post of mine to know why I preferred xaringan / remark.js for HTML5 presentations: https://yihui.name/en/2017/08/why-xaringan-remark-js/.
The main reason I stopped using LaTeX Beamer slides was because of its popularity: when you attend academic conferences, you see Beamer slides everywhere.↩︎