A open-source (GPL-3) R package to facilitate writing books and long-form articles/reports with R Markdown. Features include:

• Generate printer-ready books and ebooks from R Markdown documents
• A markup language easier to learn than LaTeX, and to write elements such as section headers, lists, quotes, figures, tables, and citations
• Multiple choices of output formats: PDF, LaTeX, HTML, EPUB, and Word.
• Possibility of including dynamic graphics and interactive applications (HTML widgets and Shiny apps)
• Support for languages other than R, including C/C++, Python, and SQL, etc.
• LaTeX equations, theorems, and proofs work for all output formats
• Can be published to GitHub, bookdown.org, and any web servers
• Integrated with the RStudio IDE
• One-click publishing to https://bookdown.org

## Installation

You can install the package from CRAN as follows:

install.packages("bookdown")

If you want to use the development version of the bookdown package, you can install the package from GitHub via the remotes package:

remotes::install_github('rstudio/bookdown')

## Usage

The easiest way to start a new Bookdown project is from within RStudio IDE. Go to File > New Project > New Directory > Book project using bookdown.

This will create a new directory with an example book as template. You can build the HTML version of this example book without doing any modification:

• Go into the Build Pane in the RStudio IDE
• Click on Build Book > bookdown::gitbook

You can also run bookdown::render_book() in the R console.

1. The RStudio community is a friendly place to ask any questions about bookdown. Be sure to use the bookdown tag.
2. Stack Overflow is a great source of answers to common bookdown questions. Use the tags [r][bookdown] if you ask a question.