This is a long shot, but I'm wondering if there's any way to get rid of the YAML header in .md docs generated as a byproduct of knitting .Rmd to .html.
I have a .Rmd file that I'm knitting to .html. I selected "Keep markdown source file" in the Output Options dialog so that knitting will additionally generate a ".md" version to be used as a README file on GitHub.
Knitting works fine. But when the .md file is displayed on Github, the YAML header from the .Rmd document is displayed at the top, like this:
This is by design: this article from Github announces their intention to display YAML this way.
Call me picky, but I don't love this display: I'd like to display a nicely-formatted .md document on Github without that YAML rendering at the top.
I know I can get around some of this by manually entering the title, author, and date using markdown headings in the body of the document, but I don't think there's a way to get rid of the "html_document" and "keep_md:true" notes at the top.
Is there a trick to this, or should I just learn to live with a little YAML?