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Author: Jason Bryer ([email protected])


This page is for an R package used to interface with the framework for developing books using Markdown. It provides complete access to the Gitbook commands while adding support for R Markdown and MathJax. See the R Gitbook for a tutorial on how to use this R package.

This R package can be downloaded directly from Github using the devtools package:



  • 2014-04-23 - Added support for citations using the knitcitations package. The newGitbook will create a references.Rmd and references.bib file.
  • 2014-04-23 - Update to support new plugin architecture for using themes in Gitbook.
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