11.2 What is Markdown?

Markdown is a lightweight language that can be used to write fully-formates documents. It is plain-text and uses a simple set of rules to produce rather sophisticated output - we love it!

It is easy to format headings, bold text, italics etc. Within RStudio there is a Quick Reference guide (Figure 11.2) and links to the RStudio cheatsheets can be found in the Help drop-down menu.

RStudio Markdown quick reference guide.

FIGURE 11.2: RStudio Markdown quick reference guide.