Alex - 7 months ago 240
R Question

# How to indent new paragraphs?

How can I change the

`rmarkdown`
settings in a way that a new paragraph starts with an indented first line (as the default in LateX) rather than with blank space and no indentation.

That is what I normally get:

``````---
output: pdf_document
---

## R Markdown

This is an R Markdown document. Markdown is a simple formatting syntax for authoring HTML, PDF, and MS Word documents. For more details on using R Markdown see <http://rmarkdown.rstudio.com>.

When you click the **Knit** button a document will be generated that includes both content as well as the output of any embedded R code chunks within the document. You can embed an R code chunk like this:**
``````

That is what I want:

In the header of your `Rmd` document, you can add LaTeX includes. To indent the paragraph, just change `parindent`, e.g.

``````output: pdf_document
- \setlength{\parindent}{4em}
- \setlength{\parskip}{0em}
``````

Alternatively, you could store the latex commands in a separate file:

``````includes: