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DSD: In an Nutshell: Better Tables in Markdown
Course Description:

This is a one hour demonstration session that introduces you to the tools that are available for creating attractive and well designed tables in Rmarkdown.

The focus will be on choosing the appropriate tool, and we will look briefly at a number of packages including kable, stargazer and pander.

Although this is primarily a demonstration students may wish to have a laptop to install the tools we introduce.


Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking because you need to be on the UCL network to use the system.

Once you have enrolled, you will need to click on the play button under 'My current enrolments' in My Learning to join at the time of the live session. You will also receive an email from ISD containing the direct joining link a day before the session. Please check your junk folder as these emails are occasionally tagged as spam.

We would encourage those who are new to Microsoft Teams to join within the first 15 minutes of the advertised start time in order to test out their connection/audio. The actual session will start on the hour.
Topics covered will include:
  • How does the default table markdown work?
  • What packages exist to improve the default tables?
    • raw html
    • raw LaTeX
    • kable
    • stargazer
    • xtable
    • pander
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at users of Rmarkdown who want to include tabulations of data in their work.
Target Audience: UCL Students only
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