lith lith - 10 days ago 6
R Question

Generating a table of contents (toc) when using knitr's spin()

I use knitr's spin() function to generate html reports.

Is there a way to make spin() generate a table of contents (toc) for headings embedded in the comments somehow?

(Note: I cannot use pandoc for that and have to use the markdown & html generator provided by knitr.)

Answer

Given spin.R:

#' # Heading
x=1:10
y=runif(10)

#' And now we can do this

#' # Fitting

lm(y~x)

then two steps:

spin("spin.R",knit=FALSE)
knit2html("spin.Rmd", options = c("toc", markdown::markdownHTMLOptions(TRUE)))

produces html with a toc.

Credit: http://rpubs.com/alobo/spintutorial