A docker container prebuilt with pandoc, RStudio, and LaTeX for academic writing.
- 4 GB hard drive space
1-step to both install and run
# Navigate to your manuscript directory # The first time you run this, it'll download a ~4GB docker image docker run \ --interactive \ --tty \ --rm \ -v $(pwd):/manuscript \ danielak/manuscribble:latest \ your_manuscript_name.Rmd # Replace with your Markdown file
Why would I use this?
RStudio is absolutely fantastic and I think everyone should use it. BUT, when I write academic manuscripts, I tend to have the following needs:
- I need to cite lots of sources
- I do not want to deal with collaborators using or not having certain LaTeX dependencies.
Manuscribble helps with both problems. Because it's an entirely portable R+LaTeX environment, you can use whatever text editor you want (I'm currently using Github Atom with the
LaTeXer package). And, because it contains a full LaTeX install, there's no chance you'll be missing some weird style file dependency.[^1]
[^1]: Unless your collaborators are using some sadistic homegrown style file, in which case: Donald Knuth help you.