5 Notebook Workflow
Dive in feet first and create your first R Notebook.
ADD SECTION: this chapter needs lots of attention.
5.1 Create a New Notebook
5.1.1 YAML header
5.1.2 Plain Text
5.1.3 Code Chunks
5.2 Interact within a Notebook
5.2.1 Run Code Chunks
5.2.2 Chunk Options
5.3 Knit a Notebook
5.3.1 Storing all associated files
If you are using any files, such as datasets or images, they need to be stored in the same folder location as the R Notebook (
This folder location must be the Working Directory for the R Studio session. If you opened your
.Rmd notebook file by double-clicking on its name, then this should be the case.
5.3.2 Setting the working directory
To ensure that R Studio knows where to find the files, you can manually set the Working Directory through the menu:
Set Working Directoryby hovering your mouse over it
- Click on
To Source File Location
You can double check that you were successful by
- Click on the
Filestab in the many-tab panel
- Click on the button with the gear that says
Go To Working Directory
At this point you should see all the files that reside in the folder location where the open
.Rmd files is also saved.