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Bookdown (R)

Bookdown is an eBook authoring platform for R programmers. It’s based on two R packages - knitr and rmarkdown - along with Pandoc. It’s usually invoked from the open-source RStudio IDE.


  • Creates a GitBook-like or Bootstrap-themed static website for an eBook
  • Can create PDF eBooks using the full power of LaTeX
  • Can create EPUB eBooks via Pandoc
  • Can insert output from code chunks into output website / eBooks

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