19.8 Literate programming with Quarto

Generate dynamic output using Python, R, Julia, and Observable. Create reproducible documents that can be regenerated when underlying assumptions or data change.

Learn more at https://quarto.org/

For any of Dr. D’s courses, this is how you’ll be completing and turning in your homework. Follow this tutorial to learn about Quarto and test it out.


19.8.1 Creating PDF’s

Great! You rendered your first literate document to an HTML format. Great for viewing, not so great for printing or emailing. We need to do one more thing before we can render this document to a pdf. Install a typesetting program called (lah-tek or lay-tek).

Step 1: Install the tinytex package:


Step 2: Install Tinytex

Once that is fully complete and you see the R console windows showing a > waiting for you, copy the following code to have tinytex install for you.


This will take some time. Be patient, and wait for R to display a > in the console.

Step 3: Test your installation

Change the output format of your quarto file to pdf in the YAML header (At the very top of your code file, line 2 or 3).

format: pdf

Now click render and see if it creates a PDF.

The PDF should automatically pop up, otherwise check your folder in the same location as your script file is saved and see if a PDF is located there.