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Automatically generate personalized certificates and other documents with R

Overview Generating personalized documents is often useful. Since this is a very common task, programs like Word or similar software can do this. But I like to use R if I can. And the whole R Markdown system is perfectly suited for repeat generation of customized documents. I’m certainly not the first one to have the idea of using R, and in fact my initial approach is based on this prior post.

Custom Word formatting using R Markdown

Background A good while back (around 2 years as of this writing), I needed the feature to turn an R Markdown document into a Word document (that’s easy) and to apply custom styles to specific parts of the Word document (that was trickier). I found some good information in this RStudio article, but it didn’t quite address everything I was looking for. Specifically, I wanted to find a way to format certain parts of the R Markdown document in a specific style.

Generating a conflict of interest form automatically

Some code and examples showing how to generate a conflict of interest statement required by some funding agencies in an almost completely automated manner.

Using R to analyze publications - part 2

Some code and examples showing how to process and analyze meta-data for a set of publications using the bibilometrix R package.

Using R to analyze publications - part 1

Some code and examples showing how to process and analyze meta-data for a set of publications using the scholar R package.

Creating a website in less than 1 hour - part 2

This is part 2/2 of the website development posts, where we’ll move the website to GitHub.

Creating a website in less than 1 hour - part 1

The following are step-by-step instructions for creating your own website using blogdown, Hugo and Netlify.

Research and teaching resources website

I posted my lists with materials related to research and teaching as a website.

Text analysis of a mid-semester course survey

Some simple data analysis applied to a mid-semester student survey of my Modern Applied Data Analysis course.

Analysis of pizza restaurants (TidyTuesday exercise)

An analysis of TidyTuesday data for pizza restaurants and their ratings.