I would like to programmatically generate a report using R. The contents are mostly graphs and tables. I have a working system, but it’s too many pieces. When I hand this off to someone else, it become immediately fragile.
Isn’t there a better way? Here are my elements:
- R script: collection of functions to manipulate the data interactively, and with the report
- R script: wrapper to the above functions, and calls knit (from the knitr package) function to generate the report
- R/LaTeX: report template
- bash: script to tie it all together, and clean up leftovers
That’s four languages. Ugly.