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R Markdown: The Definitive Guide

If you are new to R Markdown, we recommend you start with R Markdown: The Definitive Guide to get an overview. Part I introduces how to install the relevant packages, and provides an overview of R Markdown, including the possible output formats, the Markdown syntax, the R code chunk syntax, and how to use other languages in R Markdown.

User Guide

Learn more about how to start using Distill at

Going further with examples

Look also at the Examples page for a website collection using distill


R Markdown cheatsheet

The R Markdown cheatsheet is a one page (two-sided) reference guide you can download as a quick reference while you work.

You can access it from within the RStudio IDE:

  • Help > Cheatsheets >
    R Markdown Cheat Sheet