For our first presentation of the 2017 Spring Quarter, D-RUG coordinator and UCD Ecology graduate student Ryan Peek gave a short demo on how to create, maintain, and adapt your very own CV or resume using an RMarkdown document in RStudio. From Ryan:
“Understand how to use RStudio/RMarkdown to maintain and update your CV: Furthermore, many additional templates and options are becoming available for formatting these
.Rmddocuments, making it possible to write reports, manuscripts, and even dissertations. To make this all work, we’ll need to make sure folks have a version of LaTeX installed. It takes awhile, so if you don’t already have it downloaded, please do so ahead of time (http://www.latex-project.org/get/).
- Source Material is on Github:
- Code and additional material based on Steven Miller’s excellent post, utilized with a few minor formatting changes.
- Use a new RStudio project for this (and everything, it makes things easier)
- Make sure you have a LaTex distribution installed (see here, note: it is a big file and will take a little time to install the first time)
- Make sure in your RStudio global settings you have pdfLaTex selected in the Sweave options (see here for more info on checking this)
- The RMarkdown (
.Rmd) file (in my repo, I have a few versions for different purposes) needs to be in the same place as the
.texfile, which is the template that is used to render the document into a nice PDF.