Course description

Requirements: Programming skills with R, e.g. course Introduction to R and additional practice.

Your profit: The participants will be taught how to build dynamic documents consisting of code, outputs (tables and figures) and interpretation. Therefore, the R extension RMarkdown will be used. This tool enables to produce fully reproducible manuscripts. All topics are accompanied with hand-on exercises.

Topics: This introductory course on RMarkdown covers:

  • Getting familiar with the syntax of RMarkdown
  • Include code in the manuscript
  • Format tables and figures with RMarkdown
  • Structure the document
  • Remark: This course is equivalent to the of the former day 3 of the course Advanced Graphics with R.

The course consists of lessons how to work with RMarkdown and of hands-on examples with best-practice solutions.
During the Corona-pandemic the course is held as an online course. Please consider the following constraints:

  • It will be held online via the software Zoom.
  • Please check before hand on zoom.us/test whether your computer is compatible with the tool. (No registration necessary, but you have to download some tools)
  • A stable internet connection is absolutely necessary, optimal would be a LAN access.
  • You do NOT need to have a microphone or camera, since we offer a written chat interaction from your side. However, having a camera and a microphone is advantageous.

Duration: 1 Day

Language: English


  • Material for the course can be found here*.
  • Please install the necessary R-packages prior to the course. The packages are listed in "Material_RMarkdown.html" which is part of the linked ZIP-folder.
  • Please be aware that the materials will be updated shortly before the next course.

Dates and Application: You can check the current dates and whether the courses are already fully booked here*.
Please apply via the forms of the HR Development department*


 * Links marked with * are only available for HMGU staff.