MichaelChirico - 1 month ago 9
R Question

# Adding a footnote / thanks to Rmarkdown title slide

I have to include a note in my title slide declaring the source of my funding. I was able to do this in LyX / LaTeX through:

``````\author{Michael Chirico\thanks{These people gave me money}, Other Authors}
``````

I have not been able to reproduce this in Rmarkdown. The site mentions using
`[^]`
anchoring to mark footnotes, and this works fine in other slides, but I couldn't get it to work in the title:

``````---
title: "Title"
author: "Michael Chirico[^thanks], Other Authors"
date: "February 10, 2016"
output: beamer_presentation

[^thanks]: These people gave me money
---
``````

The .pdf compiles but there is no title slide. I think this is the relevant part of the compilation log:

pandoc: Could not parse YAML header: UnexpectedEvent {_received = Just (EventSequenceStart Nothing), _expected = Nothing} "source" (line 1, column 1)

If I move
`[^thanks]`
outside the header, the .pdf compiles but there is no footer on the title page (nor anywhere else), and
`[^thanks]`
appears as-is on the title slide.

How can I add a footnote/thanks section to the title slide?

You could use an inline note. The regular footnote syntax is `[^note_call]` and then `[^note_call]: note_content` on a new line. Inline notes' syntax is just `^[note_content]`

``````---
title: "Title"
author: "Michael Chirico^[These people gave me money], Other Authors"
date: "February 10, 2016"
output: beamer_presentation
---
``````

Another solution that allows more flexibility, but is restricted to the beamer output, would be to change the template.