Thanks to Dr. Elaine McVey’s course at DataCamp, I feel that I can convert my Data Science course’s lab assignments and slides to
flexdashboard. Today, I converted the first lab assignment. The hope is that the students can clearly see the instructions that I am trying to convey rather than facing a wall of text.
To convert my lab, which was previously in an R Markdown document for HTML output, I had to
- explicitly used
echo = TRUEin each code block that should be presented to the student
- used the
\hugeLaTeX font size modifier on math-mode elements
- changed the YAML heading to call for
output: flexdashboard::flex_dashboard: orientation: columns
From there, I also started to arrange the “paragraphs” into separate columns for a nice arrangement.