generate_md_episodes.R 1.22 KB
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generate_md_episodes <- function() {
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    if (require("knitr") && packageVersion("knitr") < '1.9.19')
        stop("knitr must be version 1.9.20 or higher")
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    if (!require("stringr"))
        stop("The package stringr is required for generating the lessons.")
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    if (require("checkpoint")) {
        required_pkgs <-
            checkpoint:::projectScanPackages(project = "_episodes_rmd",
                                             verbose=FALSE, use.knitr = TRUE)$pkgs
    } else {
        stop("The checkpoint package is required to build the lessons.")
    }

    missing_pkgs <- required_pkgs[!(required_pkgs %in% rownames(installed.packages()))]

    if (length(missing_pkgs)) {
        message("Installing missing required packages: ",
                paste(missing_pkgs, collapse=", "))
        install.packages(missing_pkgs)
    }

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    ## find all the Rmd files, and generates the paths for their respective outputs
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    src_rmd <- list.files(pattern = "??-*.Rmd$", path = "_episodes_rmd", full.names = TRUE)
    dest_md <- file.path("_episodes", gsub("Rmd$", "md", basename(src_rmd)))
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    ## knit the Rmd into markdown
    mapply(function(x, y) {
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        knitr::knit(x, output = y)
    }, src_rmd, dest_md)
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}

generate_md_episodes()