Rmd Cheat Sheet

Posted : admin On 1/29/2022

When you Knit your RMD file, know that R Studio will start from a clean slate (a fresh R environment).

Students often run into a common problem. As you are developing solutions you might create a subset and save it as a new object:

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Rmd cache - cache results for future knits (default = FALSE) cache.path - directory to save cached results in (default = 'cache/') child - file(s) to knit and then include (default = NULL) collapse - collapse all output into single block (default = FALSE) comment - prefix for each line of results (default = '##') dependson - chunk dependencies for caching.


But you do this in the console (the bottom window) and not in a chunk in your RMD file.

Your RMD chunks work interactively because when you are running them in real time they use your current environment. But then you try to knit your file R will tell you it can’t find specific object (dat.treated in this example).

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This is because you never added the code to create the new object in a chunk. It only exists in your current local environment.

Students will also paste the commands to load data for the lab into the console directly, then have similar problems with knitting.

If you get an error that an object can’t be located, check to see if you have included the R code to create the object (load or alter datasets usually) in a chunk.

3.1 Required Packages

You need to load all libraries required for analysis inside a chunk. Otherwise you will run into the same problem as above. WHen you knit you will get an error message that R cannot find specific functions. It is because they live in a package that you loaded locally, but never added to your script.

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NOTE that you load packages in an RMD document while knitting, but you cannot install a package while knitting (neither should you - you only need to install a library once then just load it after that).