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###Installing R Markdown on a compter running MS Windows

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Downloading a zip from github is just a compressed folder with the files in the repo. Installgithub downloads those and installs from source (which is why you must also have the development tools installed for this to work). Perhaps confusingly, when building from windows (binary) you also get a.zip file which can be used to install packages because those files have been through R CMD build.

This guide assumes you have already installed R and the RStudio IDE. RStudio is not required but recommended, because it makes it easier to work with R Markdown. If you do not have RStudio IDE installed, you will also have to install Pandoc. If you have RStudio installed there is no need to install Pandoc separately because its bundled with RStudio. Next you can install the rmarkdown package in RStudio using the following code:

You will also need to install a bunch of additional R packages on which rmarkdown depends.

If you want to generate PDF output, you will need to install LaTeX. For R Markdown users who have not installed LaTeX before, we recommend that you install TinyTeX. You can install TinyTex from within RStudio using the following code:

TinyTeX is a lightweight, portable, cross-platform, and easy-to-maintain LaTeX distribution. The R companion package tinytex can help you automatically install missing LaTeX packages when compiling LaTeX or R Markdown documents to PDF. An alternative option would be to install MiKTeX instead. You can download the latest distribution of MiKTeX. Installing MiKTeX is pretty straight forward, but it can sometimes be a pain to get it to play nicely with RStudio. If at all possible we recommend that you use TinyTex.

With the rmarkdown package, RStudio/Pandoc, and LaTeX, you should be able to compile most R Markdown documents.

###Installing R Markdown on a compter running Mac OSX

This guide assumes you have already installed R and the RStudio IDE. RStudio is not required but recommended, because it makes it easier to work with R Markdown. If you do not have RStudio IDE installed, you will also have to install Pandoc. If you have RStudio installed there is no need to install Pandoc separately because its bundled with RStudio. Next you can install the rmarkdown package in RStudio using the following code:

You will also need to install a bunch of additional R packages on which rmarkdown depends.

If you want to generate PDF output, you will need to install LaTeX. For R Markdown users who have not installed LaTeX before, we recommend that you install TinyTeX. You can install TinyTex from within RStudio using the following code:

TinyTeX is a lightweight, portable, cross-platform, and easy-to-maintain LaTeX distribution. The R companion package tinytex can help you automatically install missing LaTeX packages when compiling LaTeX or R Markdown documents to PDF.

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If for some reason TinyTeX does not work on your Mac computer then you can try to install MacTeX instead. You can download the latest version of MacTeX. Click on the MacTeX.pkg link to download. Please be aware that the file is quite large, approximately 3 GB, so it may take some time (also make sure you have enough available space on your computer hard disk). When your download is complete, run the downloaded installer. The installation procedure is quite straightforward. You are given a few options, for example you can choose not to install some components. I recommend you stick with the default settings, so having accepted the license agreement, you can basically just keep clicking ‘Continue’ on each screen. On the final screen of the wizard, click Install. It may ask for an administrator password. Enter the password, click ‘Install Software’ and go make a cup of coffee while the installation completes. When the program is done installing, click ‘Close’ to complete the installation.

With the rmarkdown package, RStudio/Pandoc, and LaTeX, you should be able to compile most R Markdown documents.

###Installing R Markdown on a University teaching computer

The University computers already have R and RStudio installed with the required R packages (rmarkdown, knitr etc). However, if you want to generate PDF output, you will need to install LaTeX. For R Markdown users who have not installed LaTeX before, we recommend that you install TinyTeX. You can install TinyTex from within R:

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TinyTeX is a lightweight, portable, cross-platform, and easy-to-maintain LaTeX distribution. The R companion package tinytex can help you automatically install missing LaTeX packages when compiling LaTeX or R Markdown documents to PDF.

With the rmarkdown package, RStudio/Pandoc, and LaTeX, you should be able to compile most R Markdown documents.