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'Markdown' Rendering for R

Provides R bindings to the 'Sundown' 'Markdown' rendering library ( 'Markdown' is a plain-text formatting syntax that can be converted to 'XHTML' or other formats. See for more information about 'Markdown'.


Markdown rendering for R

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Markdown is a plain-text formatting syntax that can be converted to XHTML or other formats. This package provides R bindings to the Sundown markdown rendering library.

The R function markdownToHTML renders a markdown file to HTML. Options controlling HTML output and supported markdown extensions can be optionally specified.

The package also exports the underlying Sundown C extension API which enables creating and calling custom renderers using the renderMarkdown function.

To learn more about markdown syntax see:

This package is referred to as R Markdown v1 when combined with knitr. The primary output format is HTML. Now we have introduced R Markdown v2, which is based on Pandoc and knitr, and supports much more types of output formats. Please see for details.


The markdown package is licensed under the GPLv2. See these files for additional details:

  • inst/COPYING - Markdown package license (GPLv2)
  • inst/NOTICE - Copyright notices for additional included software

Functions in markdown

Name Description
rpubsUpload Upload an HTML file to RPubs
smartypants smartypants: ASCII punctuation to HTML entities
markdownHTMLOptions Markdown HTML rendering options
markdownToHTML Render markdown to HTML
registeredRenderers List of Registered Markdown Renderers
renderMarkdown Render markdown to an HTML fragment
markdown Markdown rendering for R
markdownExtensions Markdown extensions
rendererExists Testing for existence of a markdown renderer
rendererOutputType Fetch the Renderer Output Type
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Type Package
Date 2017-04-20
License GPL-2
VignetteBuilder knitr
RoxygenNote 6.0.1
NeedsCompilation yes
Packaged 2017-04-19 20:14:01 UTC; yihui
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2017-04-20 09:07:54 UTC

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