Reproducible reporting with RMarkdown

Open to
All staff in the Government Statistical Service, All staff in the Government Statisticians Group (GSG)
Training category
Government analysts
Type of training
Online
Length
2 hours
Organiser
Office for National Statistics
Provider
Data Science Campus
Location
Online

Description

An introduction to using R Markdown documents to produce reproducible reports, including:

  • Embedding executable code and data into reports
  • YAML headers and theme options
  •  Use of parameters
  • Overview of markdown syntax
  • Code chunks and chunk options
  • Use of the rmarkdown::render() function to programmatically generate reports

The course is aimed at intermediate level programmers who would like to prepare their code for collaboration and improve their efficiency in producing report outputs.

You:

  • Have some familiarity with R.
  • Are interested in creating reproducible reports.
  • Aspire to be a reproducibility wizard!

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will know:

  • the basics of markdown syntax and how to create code chunks
  • how to build a fully reproducible report combining code and text using Rmarkdown.
  • how to use parameters to add flexibility to reports in Rmarkdown.
  • how to use rmarkdown::render() to render/knit at command line.

How to book

Please use your Learning Hub account to enrol on this course. If you do not have a Learning Hub account, please contact gss.capability@statistics.gov.uk.

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