R Markdown

Day 82-94: Idle thoughts on my workflow

My setup is a weird mix of things that only makes sense in context

Day 2: This is serious, mum - the emo package

Yesterday’s effort with blogdown has worn me down. I cannot handle another one of those. Plus, my five year old daughter wants to play a game with me. Time to kill two birds with one stone, by exploring… THE EMO PACKAGE!!! Okay! I am excited. This looks like 🎉. It looks like 🎂 and like 🎈. I feel like 💃. I take a quick look at some of the documentation, install the package from the github repository…

Day 1: Getting started with blogdown

On the one hand I feel pretty foolish choosing the blogdown package as the place to start. As awesome as it sounds to have an R package that lets me write blog posts as R Markdown documents and knits everything to a nice neat static website that I can push online, I am a little intimidated by the complexity of the beast. Lurking beneath the pretty exterior is some nightmarish chimera of pandoc, Hugo, CSS/HTML that might not play very well with the server side code that I barely understand.