Sharing Your Work with xaringan

An Introduction to xaringan for Presentations: The Basics and Beyond

Silvia Canelón, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)
November 3rd, 2020

Cover image for the two day workshop with the title (same as this page) and the subtitle 'An Introduction to xaringan: the Basics and Beyond'. My name is listed as well as the dates November 3rd and 5th of 2020. The image features some blue, red, and yellow artwork in the background and the hex logo for the xaringan package in the lower right corner.


This is the course site for the Sharing Your Work with xaringan workshop created by Dr. Silvia Canelón for the NHS-R Community 2020 Virtual Conference.

This four-hour hands-on workshop will be a gentle introduction to the xaringan package as a tool to create impressive presentation slides that can be deployed to the web for easy sharing.

This workshop is designed for R users already familiar with R Markdown and GitHub.

Prework: Essential

Prework: Optional

We will use the software listed below only as an important backup in the event we experience technical difficulties with RStudio Cloud.

You can find step-by-step instructions for installing these here: macOS, Windows.

# From CRAN

# From GitHub



This workshop draws from various sources, most notably Alison Hill’s Making Slides with R Markdown and Greg Wilson’s Teaching Tech Together. This workshop ran smoothly with the help of Laurie Baker as co-pilot.

This website was made with the distill package and a custom theme designed by Silvia Canelón.


If you see mistakes or want to suggest changes, please create an issue on the source repository.


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