Mark an R object with a special class

This is a convenience function that assigns the input object a class named knit_asis, so that knitr will treat it as is (the effect is the same as the chunk option results = 'asis') when it is written to the output.

asis_output(x, meta = NULL, cacheable = length(meta) == 0)
an R object (typically a character string, or can be converted to a character string via as.character())
additional metadata of the object to be printed (the metadata will be collected when the object is printed, and accessible via knit_meta())
a logical value indicating if this object is cacheable

This function is normally used in a custom S3 method based on the printing function knit_print().

For the cacheable argument, you need to be careful when printing the object involves non-trivial side effects, in which case it is strongly recommended to use cacheable = FALSE to instruct knitr that this object should not be cached using the chunk option cache = TRUE, otherwise the side effects will be lost the next time the chunk is knitted. For example, printing a shiny input element in an R Markdown document may involve registering metadata about some JavaScript libraries or stylesheets, and the metadata may be lost if we cache the code chunk, because the code evaluation will be skipped the next time.

  • asis_output
# see ?knit_print
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