[R] Looking for knitr example for beginner (NO RStudio)

C W tmrsg11 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 20:52:28 CEST 2013

How do you create a .Rnw file, in R or LaTex?  I don't think any
tutorial mentions it.

btw, I am very new to the terms like markdown, so I don't understand
"markdown to HTML".

I am reading here http://biostat.mc.vanderbilt.edu/wiki/Main/KnitrHowto
that you need to compile at terminal.  I do not know terminal, is
there other ways?

Could you do a video on just "simple" R?  I have seen 3 videos on R
Studio including yours.


On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 2:43 PM, Yihui Xie <xie at yihui.name> wrote:
> I'm not sure what your question really is. You do not have to use
> RStudio, but it will be much easier to get started with RStudio,
> because it does a lot of automatic conversion behind the scenes (e.g.
> tex to PDF, markdown to HTML, ...). If you want a "pure" solution
> without any text editor support, the answer is
> library(knitr)
> knit('your_input_file')
> For example, knit('foo.Rnw') gives you foo.tex; if you are familiar
> with LaTeX, you can mess with this foo.tex now (outside of R).
> Minimal examples for different document formats are at
> http://yihui.name/knitr/demo/minimal/ (you must have read this page),
> and more examples at https://github.com/yihui/knitr-examples
> If you are asking about the internals of knitr, "Luke, use the
> source": https://github.com/yihui/knitr Or for a more comprehensive
> introduction, see http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781482203530
> Regards,
> Yihui
> --
> Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
> Phone: 206-667-4385 Web: http://yihui.name
> Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
> On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:13 AM, C W <tmrsg11 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I am using package knitr, FIRST TIME.  I don't have access to RStudio.
>> Read through Yihui's page, didn't find it helpful.  Stuck on terms
>> Rnw, GFM (GitHub Flavored Markdown).  Never used Sweave, so the
>> reference is not helping.
>> Is there a simple step-by-step example WITHOUT RStudio?
>> My question:
>> What is the procedure?  The documentation explains the functions, but
>> does not say how to operate between R and LaTex.
>> Mike
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