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Intro to R Markdown

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Nicholas Horton

on 12 July 2015

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Intro to
R Markdown

Traditional Lab Report
Data Analysis
descriptive statistics
plots and tables
statistical model output
research question and context
interpretation of plots
drawing conclusions
Lab Report
copy + paste
copy + paste
the good
the bad
familiar format (Word)
impossible to reproduce
very difficult to update
very easy for mistakes to creep in
difficult for team work
Markdown Lab Report
Text Block
Text Block
Text Block
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
the good
the bad
easy to reproduce
easy to update
easy to collaborate
standardized format
must learn syntax
must be immaculate to compile
Text Block
Text Options
Data Analysis
aka: the R Chunk
Data Analysis
aka: the R Chunk
Text Block
R Chunk
Text Block
Things to remember
Answers should include the
minimal reproducible
code necessary.
Comments should be in context.
All R chunks must be opened and closed with three ticks, ```
Don't forget to load the data. Markdown has a separate workspace from your console.
The PDF, Word, or HTML file will be generated in the same folder as the .rmd file.

Andrew Bray and Nicholas Horton
based on Baumer et al (2014)
R Markdown: Integrating A Reproducible Analysis Tool into Introductory Statistics, Technology Innovations in Statistics Education, http://escholarship.org/uc/item/90b2f5xh
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