here_here VS rmarkdown

Compare here_here vs rmarkdown and see what are their differences.


I love the here package. Here's why. (by jennybc)
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here_here rmarkdown
5 38
301 2,770
- 0.9%
0.0 7.6
7 months ago about 1 month ago
- GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of here_here. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-02-03.


Posts with mentions or reviews of rmarkdown. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-01-28.
  • Pandoc
    17 projects | | 28 Jan 2024
    I'm surprised to see no one has pointed out [RMarkdown + RStudio]( as one way to immediately interface with Pandoc.

    I used to write papers and slides in LaTeX (using vim, because who needs render previews), then eventually switched to Pandoc (also vim). I eventually discovered RMarkdown+RStudio. I was looking for a nice way to format a simple table and discovered that rmarkdown had nice extensions of basic markdown (this was many years ago so maybe that is incorporated into vanilla markdown/pandoc).

    The RMarkdown page claims:

    > R Markdown supports dozens of static and dynamic output formats including HTML, PDF, MS Word, Beamer, HTML5 slides, Tufte-style handouts, books, dashboards, shiny applications, scientific articles, websites, and more.

    ...which I think is largely due to using pandoc as the core generator.

    RStudio shows you the pandoc command it runs to generate your document, which I've used to figure out the pandoc command I want to run when I've switched to using pandoc directly.

    This is a bit of a "lazy" way to interact with pandoc. Maybe the "laziest" aspect: when I get a new computer, I can install the entire stack by installing Rstudio, then opening a new rmarkdown document. Rstudio asks whether I'd like to install all the necessary libraries -- click "yes" and that's it. Maybe that sounds silly but it used to be a lot of work to manage your LaTeX install. These days I greatly favor things that save me time, which seems to get more precious every year.

  • We’re Washington Post reporters who analyzed Google’s C4 data set to see which websites AI uses to make itself sound smarter. Ask us Anything!
    4 projects | /r/IAmA | 16 May 2023
    We used R Markdown for cleaning and analysis, creating updateable web pages we could share with everyone involved. Similarweb’s categories were useful, but too niche for us. So we spent a lot of time recategorizing and redefining the groupings. We used the token count for each website — how many words or phrases — to measure it’s importance in the overall training data.
  • Generating PDF 📄 with Python 🐍
    3 projects | /r/learnpython | 15 Dec 2022
    R Markdown / Quarto ; can dynamically generate a document and compile it to HTML, PDF, others
  • PYTHON CHARTS: the Python data visualization site with more than 500 different charts with reproducible code and color tools
    3 projects | /r/Python | 18 Oct 2022
    Hi! At this moment I'm not opening the source code, but I can explain you the tech used. This site is based on another site I created before named and it was created with blogdown (HUGO + R Markdown). Hence, each tutorials is an R markdown file. For PYTHON CHARTS, in order to run Python within an R markdown file I had to use an R package named reticulate. In addition, the template depends on shuffle.js for filtering and fuse.js for searching
  • looking for an "low dependency" or pythonesque way to generate PDF's
    8 projects | /r/Python | 10 Oct 2022
    What you want is not Python, its R Markdown;
  • LaTex alternative/replacement written in Rust?
    9 projects | /r/rust | 15 Aug 2022
    not sure what you mean by this exactly but in my experience its far better to use Markdown + pandoc for stuff like this. Actually I use R Markdown which can compile to either HTML or PDF from the same source document, with executable code chunks embedded (to generate the document contents) ;
  • Neovim support for editing Quarto (.qmd) files
    3 projects | /r/neovim | 9 Aug 2022
    Quarto is a relatively new Markdown-based file format. One of its main uses is writing reports that interleave text with code and results; it supports rendering with knitr (an engine widely used in the R community) as well as Jupyter (more popular with Python users). Since I work in data science, I use both languages regularly. For writing R reports, I've switched from R Markdown (Quarto's R-focused predecessor) to Quarto. I'd also like to start writing Python reports in Quarto using Neovim.
  • How do you build and send reports to your users?
    2 projects | /r/dataengineering | 22 May 2022
    If you're not already aware of and using RMarkdown, make learning it a priority. I use both R and Python extensively. Although Jupyter Notebooks have utility, RMarkdown is the superior tool for the most flexibility in reporting.
  • Ask HN: Markdown/reStructuredText to write a PhD thesis in STEM fields?
    3 projects | | 6 Apr 2022
  • Securing R Markdown Documents
    4 projects | /r/rstats | 16 Feb 2022
    The polished package now supports Rmarkdown documents that use the shiny runtime. This includes flexdashboard!

What are some alternatives?

When comparing here_here and rmarkdown you can also consider the following projects:

Pluto.jl - 🎈 Simple reactive notebooks for Julia

jupytext - Jupyter Notebooks as Markdown Documents, Julia, Python or R scripts

tinytex - A lightweight, cross-platform, portable, and easy-to-maintain LaTeX distribution based on TeX Live

blogdown - Create Blogs and Websites with R Markdown

TikZ - Complete collection of my PGF/TikZ figures.

codebraid - Live code in Pandoc Markdown

github-orgmode-tests - This is a test project where you can explore how github interprets Org-mode files

dplyr - dplyr: A grammar of data manipulation

RStudio Server - RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R

noweb - The noweb tool for literate programming

TiddlyWiki - A self-contained JavaScript wiki for the browser, Node.js, AWS Lambda etc.

flexdashboard - Easy interactive dashboards for R