A Plain Markdown Post

This post was written by Yihui Xie. This sample post is mainly for blogdown users. If you do not use blogdown, you can skip the first section. 1. Markdown or R Markdown This is a post written in plain Markdown (.md) instead of R Markdown (.Rmd). The major differences are: You cannot run any R code in a plain Markdown document, whereas in an R Markdown document, you can embed R code chunks (```{r}); A plain Markdown post is rendered through Blackfriday, and an R Markdown document is compiled by rmarkdown and Pandoc.