Announcing {heddlr}, now on CRAN!

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Write less boilerplate, get more done.

Mike Mahoney true

My first package just got published to CRAN today! heddlr is a set of tools that make it easier to write modular R Markdown documents by decomposing them into a set of patterns which can be repeated and combined based on your input data, letting you dynamically add and remove sections based on your data. I started this package to solve an issue I found myself running into when building flexdashboards, and have since found out that there’s all sorts of cool tricks you can do by applying this type of functional programming mindset to R Markdown documents.

You can find out more on heddlr’s documentation website, proudly made in R via pkgdown. This first version on CRAN is 0.5.0, with 0.1 -> 0.4 previously released on GitHub.


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Mahoney (2020, Jan. 23). Mike Mahoney: Announcing {heddlr}, now on CRAN!. Retrieved from

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  author = {Mahoney, Mike},
  title = {Mike Mahoney: Announcing {heddlr}, now on CRAN!},
  url = {},
  year = {2020}