Interactive Shiny documents in RMarkdown

As we saw in the previous chapter, interactive documents can be made very easily using R Markdown in RStudio. Even if you are not using RStudio, it is a simple matter of writing an R Markdown file with Shiny code in it. If you do not use RStudio, you will need an up-to-date version of Pandoc (the version in many Linux distributions is not recent enough). For more on installing Pandoc on Linux, Windows, or Mac, go to pandoc.org/installing.html.

RMarkdown is based on Markdown, which is a markup language designed to be easily converted into HTML, but which looks much more like a natural document in its raw format, as opposed to HTML or other markup languages (such as LaTeX), which have more prominent ...

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