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by Graham Williams
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Adding Bibliographies

Raw knitr supports the automatic generation of a bibliography for the packages attached into R. We can take advantage of this by specifying a LaTeX bibliography package like natbib. I prefer the (author, year) style and so I include the following in the preamble of my LaTeX documents.


If we attach the rattle package, we might like to cite it with the following LaTeX command:


This will produce a citation like (Williams, 2020). The “p” in \citep places the parentheses around the citation, without which we get Williams (2020).

Then we can ask knitr to generate bibliographic entries for each attached package:

write_bib(sub("^.*/", "", grep("^/", searchpaths(), value=TRUE)),

Note that the bibliography is saved to a file named mydoc.bib.

At the end of the LaTeX document, where we want the bibliography to appear, we add the following:


See Page [*] to see what the bibliography will look like.

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