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Choose the pdfengine for RMarkdown Report

MYheavyGo
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Choose the pdfengine for RMarkdown Report

I want to know if it this possible to add a  new input and use a different pdfengine (like wkhtmltopdf) and not the default "pdflatex".

Or change it with the metadata (yaml).

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Thank you

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FlorentD
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Not sure about what you want to do, because `wkhtmltopdf` is a translator from html to pdf.

 

Rmarkdown use `pandoc` to generate document. Anyway, you can change latex engine, if you need, but with some restrictions, you can use one of “pdflatex”, “lualatex”, “xelatex”, “tectonic”.

output:
    pdf_document:
        latex_engine: lualatex

You can find many configuration options in External link to document configuration 

Hope this helps

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