[ESS] knitr

Yihui Xie xie at yihui.name
Sun Jun 3 00:08:40 CEST 2012

There is no point comparing markdown with org mode, and the answer
will be definitely this: org mode can beat markdown almost everywhere;
they are not even comparable. The point is that markdown was not
designed to provide new features; it was designed to be simple so it
intentionally discarded lots of features and people can learn it
quickly. I have tried a few times to learn org mode, and it is just
too complicated for me.

Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
Phone: 515-294-2465 Web: http://yihui.name
Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
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On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 3:17 PM, Stephen Eglen <S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> That's interesting that LaTeX was a barrier for R users.
> I've not used Markdown before; it seems neat, but what does it offer
> that org mode doesn't?  I see there is a markdown-mode.el
> http://jblevins.org/projects/markdown-mode/
> that has some support for org mode style cycling of outlines.
> Anyone prefer markdown to org mode, and if so why?
> (If anyone is interested, on the org mode list recently there was
> discussion about exporting org docs to markdown.)
> Stephen

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