Format for converting from R Markdown to a Beamer presentation.

beamer_presentation(
toc = FALSE,
slide_level = NULL,
number_sections = FALSE,
incremental = FALSE,
fig_width = 10,
fig_height = 7,
fig_crop = "auto",
fig_caption = TRUE,
dev = "pdf",
df_print = "default",
theme = "default",
colortheme = "default",
fonttheme = "default",
highlight = "default",
template = "default",
keep_tex = FALSE,
keep_md = FALSE,
latex_engine = "pdflatex",
citation_package = c("default", "natbib", "biblatex"),
self_contained = TRUE,
includes = NULL,
md_extensions = NULL,
pandoc_args = NULL
)

## Arguments

toc

TRUE to include a table of contents in the output (only level 1 headers will be included in the table of contents).

slide_level

The heading level which defines individual slides. By default this is the highest header level in the hierarchy that is followed immediately by content, and not another header, somewhere in the document. This default can be overridden by specifying an explicit slide_level.

number_sections

TRUE to number section headings

incremental

TRUE to render slide bullets incrementally. Note that if you want to reverse the default incremental behavior for an individual bullet you can precede it with >. For example: > - Bullet Text. See more in Pandoc's Manual

fig_width

Default width (in inches) for figures

fig_height

Default height (in inches) for figures

fig_crop

Whether to crop PDF figures with the command pdfcrop. This requires the tools pdfcrop and ghostscript to be installed. By default, fig_crop = TRUE if these two tools are available.

fig_caption

TRUE to render figures with captions

dev

Graphics device to use for figure output (defaults to pdf)

df_print

Method to be used for printing data frames. Valid values include "default", "kable", "tibble", and "paged". The "default" method uses a corresponding S3 method of print, typically print.data.frame. The "kable" method uses the knitr::kable function. The "tibble" method uses the tibble package to print a summary of the data frame. The "paged" method creates a paginated HTML table (note that this method is only valid for formats that produce HTML). In addition to the named methods you can also pass an arbitrary function to be used for printing data frames. You can disable the df_print behavior entirely by setting the option rmarkdown.df_print to FALSE. See Data frame printing section in bookdown book for examples.

theme

Beamer theme (e.g. "AnnArbor").

colortheme

Beamer color theme (e.g. "dolphin").

fonttheme

Beamer font theme (e.g. "structurebold").

highlight

Syntax highlighting style passed to Pandoc.

Supported built-in styles include "default", "tango", "pygments", "kate", "monochrome", "espresso", "zenburn", "haddock", and "breezedark".

Two custom styles are also included, "arrow", an accessible color scheme, and "rstudio", which mimics the default IDE theme. Alternatively, supply a path to a .theme file to use a custom Pandoc style. Note that custom theme requires Pandoc 2.0+.

Pass NULL to prevent syntax highlighting.

template

Pandoc template to use for rendering. Pass "default" to use the rmarkdown package default template; pass NULL to use pandoc's built-in template; pass a path to use a custom template that you've created. See the documentation on pandoc online documentation for details on creating custom templates.

keep_tex

Keep the intermediate tex file used in the conversion to PDF

keep_md

Keep the markdown file generated by knitting.

latex_engine

LaTeX engine for producing PDF output. Options are "pdflatex", "lualatex", "xelatex" and "tectonic".

citation_package

The LaTeX package to process citations, natbib or biblatex. Use default if neither package is to be used, which means citations will be processed via the command pandoc-citeproc.

self_contained

Whether to generate a full LaTeX document (TRUE) or just the body of a LaTeX document (FALSE). Note the LaTeX document is an intermediate file unless keep_tex = TRUE.

includes

Named list of additional content to include within the document (typically created using the includes function).

md_extensions

Markdown extensions to be added or removed from the default definition of R Markdown. See the rmarkdown_format for additional details.

pandoc_args

Additional command line options to pass to pandoc

## Value

R Markdown output format to pass to render()

## Details

See the online documentation for additional details on using the beamer_presentation format.

Creating Beamer output from R Markdown requires that LaTeX be installed.

R Markdown documents can have optional metadata that is used to generate a document header that includes the title, author, and date. For more details see the documentation on R Markdown metadata.

R Markdown documents also support citations. You can find more information on the markdown syntax for citations in the Bibliographies and Citations article in the online documentation.

## Examples

if (FALSE) {

library(rmarkdown)

# simple invocation
render("pres.Rmd", beamer_presentation())

# specify an option for incremental rendering
render("pres.Rmd", beamer_presentation(incremental = TRUE))
}