[Rd] markdown vignette with the vignette command

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 13:04:57 CEST 2014

On 22/08/2014, 6:09 AM, Leo Lahti wrote:
> Dear list,
> we have a markdown vignette for our package in vignette/vignette.md
> This is not visible from within R with the vignette(package = "mypackage")
> command.
> I assume the reason is that the vignette function only shows PDF vignettes.
> Is there any way to circumvent this and display markdown vignettes directly
> from within R?
> I tried to seek the answer from R archives and search engines but could not
> find the solution so far.

If you are using a current version of R, it should just work.  For example,


works for me when knitr is attached.  If knitr was not attached, I'd
have to list it in the pkg argument of the vignette call.

Duncan Murdoch

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