[ESS] Is there a simple newbie guide to using knitr in ESS

Stephen Eglen S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Sun Feb 10 17:18:15 CET 2013

> I've just had a look at the paper at
> http://www.jstatsoft.org/v46/i03/paper which introduces org mode and
> it looks very clever but not what I, as someone in the overlap field
> of psychotherapy research, would call "literate".  I guess if that's
> what I've got to learn to stick with emacs/ESS/R and get "literate"
> and it helps me avoid learning TeX I might still give it a go.

> Can anyone confirm and perhaps give a simple guide that might allow me
> to do some of what I was doing in Rstudio in ESS?

I'm a big fan of org mode, but for me org-babel is too general, and I
prefer knitr right now for my R literate programming needs.

If you want to try org-babel, I wrote some notes on my ess tutorial, but
the 2012 tutorial might be the best starting point:


Best wishes, Stephen

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