1.6 We use R!

This text was transformed to HTML, PDF en ePUB using bookdown(Xie 2016a) in RStudio, the graphical user interface of the statistical language R (R Core Team 2016). bookdown makes use of the R version of markdown called Rmarkdown (Allaire et al. 2016), together with knitr (Xie 2016c) and pandoc.

We’ll use some web applications made in Shiny (Chang et al. 2016)

Other R packages used are: DT (Xie 2016b), htmlTable (Gordon 2016), plyr (Wickham 2016a), dplyr (Wickham and Francois 2016),tidyr (Wickham 2016b), png (Urbanek 2013), rio (Chan and Leeper 2016).


Xie, Yihui. 2016a. Bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=bookdown.

R Core Team. 2016. R: A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing. Vienna, Austria: R Foundation for Statistical Computing. https://www.R-project.org/.

Allaire, JJ, Joe Cheng, Yihui Xie, Jonathan McPherson, Winston Chang, Jeff Allen, Hadley Wickham, Aron Atkins, and Rob Hyndman. 2016. Rmarkdown: Dynamic Documents for R. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=rmarkdown.

Xie, Yihui. 2016c. Knitr: A General-Purpose Package for Dynamic Report Generation in R. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=knitr.

Chang, Winston, Joe Cheng, JJ Allaire, Yihui Xie, and Jonathan McPherson. 2016. Shiny: Web Application Framework for R. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=shiny.

Xie, Yihui. 2016b. DT: A Wrapper of the Javascript Library ’Datatables’. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=DT.

Gordon, Max. 2016. HtmlTable: Advanced Tables for Markdown/Html. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=htmlTable.

Wickham, Hadley. 2016a. Plyr: Tools for Splitting, Applying and Combining Data. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=plyr.

Wickham, Hadley, and Romain Francois. 2016. Dplyr: A Grammar of Data Manipulation. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=dplyr.

Wickham, Hadley. 2016b. Tidyr: Easily Tidy Data with ‘Spread()‘ and ‘Gather()‘ Functions. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=tidyr.

Urbanek, Simon. 2013. Png: Read and Write Png Images. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=png.

Chan, Chung-hong, and Thomas J. Leeper. 2016. Rio: A Swiss-Army Knife for Data I/O. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=rio.