Rmd Post Template

A sentence to be used as news excerpt.

R Markdown

Refer to the R Studio website for a comprehensive introduction to R Markdown.

Latex-like math is supported as inline $S = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{2^{n}}$ or displayed equations (you must leave an empty line above and below)

Code chunks

This is an example of R chunk called my-first-chunk (it is recommended to name all chunks), without any special option.

# some code
(a <- 10)
## [1] 10
b <- sqrt(a)
a + b
## [1] 13.16228

You can fine-tune the behavior/results using chunk options, e.g. echo=FALSE, eval=FALSE, include=FALSE, results='hide'.

Get used to write consistently-formatted, tidy R code, especially concerning spacing and parentheses (see e.g. the ‘Syntax’ section in Hadley’s style guide).

The following is an example of un-tidy, poorly formatted code:

fun <-function(x  =NULL)
{
  if(length(x)!=0)  {
    x<-0.0;
  }
  return( x )
}
fun  (0.0)
## [1] 0

Besides writing tidy code yourself, you might want to use the \code{tidy} chunk option, causing the R code to be re-formatted in a tidy way. (This can be enabled for all code chunks in the initial setup chunk.)

fun <- function(x = NULL) {
  if (length(x) != 0) {
    x <- 0
  }
  return(x)
}
fun(0)

Note that previous chunks can be re-called by name later in the document, as in the tidy chunk above.

Figures generated by plotting in any R code chunk are automatically generated and linked (note echo=FALSE to show only the image and not the underlying code) plot of chunk pressure

Conventional markdown

As in any markdown document (like the manually-created .md posts), you can use headers to define titled sections and sub-sections. Only level 4 #### and 5 ##### are recommended for proper rendering on the website.

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Links to external websites or within the website, including pictures, should be specified as in the manually-created .md posts.

Pictures

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Links to a website section open in the same tab, whereas links to a file hosted on the website would open in a new tab.

This is e.g. a link to CRAN, opened in a new tab.