Package addins.rmd is an R package that provides a set of RStudio add-ins for R Markdown. The main purpose of this package is to alleviate learning process of R Markdown syntax.

Install package

Install development version from GitHub:

if (!require(remotes)) {install.packages("remotes")}

remotes::install_github("GegznaV/addin.tools")
remotes::install_github("GegznaV/addins.rmd")


How to use thse add-ins

For the current version of the package:

1) Find and click RStudio “Addins” button; 2) Type {Rmd} in the add-ins search box; 3) All the add-ins of the package addins.rmd will be displayed in the drop-down list below.

Fig. 1. Steps to find addins of the package addins.rmd.

Below you can find a few examples how to use the add-ins of the package.

Convert text into headings

Fig. 2. Demonstration 1: headings. Place a cursor with a mouse and use a necessary add-in. (In this demonstrations, older version of the package is used.)


Fig. 3. Demonstration 2: headings.** Notice that, if needed, a blank line above the selection is added.



Basic text formatting

Fig. 4. Demonstration 3: basic formatting. Before using this type of add-in, select a piece of text that should be formatted. (In this demonstrations, older version of the package is used.)



Create lists

Fig. 5. Demonstration 4: lists. The lists can be numbered and unnumbered. They can have several levels. (In this demonstrations, older version of the package is used.)



Create R code chunks

Fig. 6. Demonstration 5: R code chunks. Select one or several lines with code, select an appropriate add-in and include code into a chunk.

Pandoc’s Markdown

R Markdown syntax is based on Pandoc’s Markdown syntax. If you need more advanced formatting options, please, read more at:


More information at http://gegznav.github.io/addins.rmd/