Clean formatting and reporting is important.
from Lyx to LaTeX
In community college I experimented with a GUI called Lyx to create homework for my math and physics classes. At Berkeley the math graduate student instructors turned me on to just typing in . Once I got over the learning curve I liked it much better than Lyx. Although intimidating at first, typing in a markup language offers more speed and control.
Lately I’ve come to the realization that I love R, and I enjoy coding. I plan to do it for many years. It makes sense then to spend some time up front learning how to generate a proper report, and to share work and results with others.
My first impressions of markdown are positive. It’s a snap to add math- just check out this post from Rstudio. I plan to use it at work to generate reports in HTML. Having the ability to easily do that feels empowering. Thanks to all those who make it possible.
EDIT: I’m unable to maintain the typesetting when I knit from Rstudio to WordPress, even when I follow the instructions from RStudio. Anyone know how to fix this?