Markdown is a great tool for integrating data analysis and report writing. Rosanna van Hespen wrote a great five-blog guide on how to write your thesis in R Markdown:

  1. Getting started
  2. Text, Citations, & Equations
  3. Figures, Code, & Tables
  4. Putting it all together
  5. Layout

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Looking to use R Markdown to create your thesis? You have come to the right place. R Markdown is a great tool for integrating data analysis and report writing, but it can be a bit daunting to get started. I wrote my thesis with R Markdown last year, and sure spent quite some time browsing the internet figuring out how to get my text, code, and figures to work together and turn into a coherent thesis. But it was worth the struggle (and an excellent way to procrastinate), and I’d love to share with you what I’ve learned.

This will be a series of blog posts discussing how to write a thesis with R Markdown. We’ll start with the very basics: installing the necessary software and getting familiar with the various markup languages you’ll need. Then we’ll prepare an R Markdown document that will represent one thesis chapter. When I…

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