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I am having problems Knitting to HTML documents in R Studio on University Windows computers

To successfully Knit an HTML document in R Studio on a University Windows computer, a config file needs to be present in your personal documents folder.

Follow these steps to create the file, you only need to do this once:

  1. Close R Studio, if open.
  2. Open Notepad++
  3. Copy and paste the text below into a new file:
  4. Click File > Save As
  5. Choose Documents on the left-hand side
  6. In the File name field type .Renviron
  7. Click the Save button
  8. Re-open R Studio.
  9. If you a prompted to install packages, click Yes.
  10. Attempt to Knit your document.


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Created by Mark Wilson on 8 August 2019 and last updated by Mark Wilson on 28 June 2021