Knitting beautiful documents in RStudio

Title: Knitting Beautiful Documents in RStudio Header: Markdown This document was written using Markdown in RStudio. RStudio is a wonderful IDE for writing R scripts and keeping track of variables, dataframes, history, packages and much more. Markdown is a simple formatting syntax for authoring web pages. It allows for easy formatting, for example # Header…

High Resolution Figures in R

As I was recently preparing a manuscript for PLOS ONE, I realized the default resolution of R and RStudio images are insufficient for publication. PLOS ONE requires 300 ppi images in TIFF or EPS (encapsulated postscript) format. In R plots are exported at 72 ppi by default. I love RStudio but was disappointed to find…

Reference and PDF management

Organizing and Managing PDFs and ReferencesOrganization and administration is an ever increasing part of any academic’s or researcher’s life. It begins as a small piece as an undergraduate and initial master’s student but grows almost exponentially over time. Luckily there are numerous programs to help manage the academic’s electronic life. Below is a list of…