Set Up an RStudio Project Locally

Let's find out how to create an RStudio project locally on our device.

Let’s generate a website

RStudio’s New Project Wizard makes it remarkably easy to generate blogdown websites that use the Hugo framework behind the scenes. The steps to create our website are as follows:

  • Launch RStudio and install the blogdown package by running install.packages("blogdown") in the R console.
  • Create a new RStudio Project by going to: File > New Project > New Directory > Website using blogdown.
  • Configure the website to the Hugo Anatole theme by setting the “Hugo theme” field to “lxndrblz/anatole.” Click “Create Project” to generate the website.

We can refer to the following slides for visualizing the steps.

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