I like the new knit button where you can select Knit Directory > Project Directory. BUT I can’t figure out what to type in the console to recreate this… I want to know so I could put this in a Makefile, for example. I think the Knit button using rmarkdown::render, but from reading the docs, I still cannot figure out how to replicate Knit Directory > Project Directory from the console.
It works by setting the
knit_root_dir parameter to
rmarkdown::render. You can set this yourself to the project root in your Makefile to get the same behavior.
OK, helpful to get me started. So I can replicate what the button now does. But I want to also use the
output_dir argument to put the rendered docs and figs in my
doc directory, while the
.Rmd I render from, lives in the
src directory. I can do this, but it seems when you use
knit_root_dir on its own, you get relative paths to figures in the rendered
.md file, while when you use
output_dir it switches back to absolute paths. Very frustrating… As then when, for example you put the rendered docs on Github, you can’t see the figures…
I can do exactly what I want when I use the
ezknitr package… it would be nice if this could be done through the more widely-used
rmarkdown package… Perhaps I need to open an issue in that dev repo…