bookdown – R package to facilitate writing books

bookdown is an R package for authoring books and technical documents with R Markdown.

bookdown is built for R Markdown, an ecosystem of packages for creating computational documents in R.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Generate printer-ready books and ebooks from R Markdown documents.
  • A markup language easier to learn than LaTeX, and to write elements such as section headers, lists, quotes, figures, tables, and citations.
  • Multiple choices of output formats: PDF, LaTeX, HTML, EPUB, and Word.
  • Possibility of including dynamic graphics and interactive applications (HTML widgets and Shiny apps).
  • Support for languages other than R, including C/C++, Python, and SQL, etc.
  • LaTeX equations, theorems, and proofs work for all output formats.
  • Can be published to GitHub, bookdown.org, and any web servers.
  • Integrated with the RStudio IDE.
  • One-click publishing to https://bookdown.org.

Website: pkgs.rstudio.com/bookdown
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Yihui Xie and contributors
License: GNU General Public License Version 3.0

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