[ESS] Integration of pandoc using polymode+knitr

Yihui Xie xieyihui at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 07:10:17 CET 2014

Hi Stephen,

If the assumption is that the users are comfortable with what R
Markdown can do, yes. knitr::pandoc() is only a simple command-line
wrapper for Pandoc, and rmarkdown::render() does much more than that
(e.g. YAML metadata, default templates, ...).

If the users prefer lower-level control, they can of course still use
knitr::knit(), then knitr::pandoc().

Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
Web: http://yihui.name

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 4:42 AM, Stephen Eglen
<S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12 2014, Yihui Xie wrote:
>> I'm glad that your problem was solved. Just as Ahmadou mentioned, we
>> are heading towards rmarkdown (http://rmarkdown.rstudio.com), which is
>> a nice alternative to knitr::pandoc().
>> Regards,
>> Yihui
> Dear Yihui,
> Can I just check - are you recommending end users to use rmarkdown as a
> wrapper around knitr and pandoc, rather than using knitr directly?
> Stephen

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