About this book

This book was written using RStudio’s bookdown package by Yihui Xie (Xie 2020). This package simplifies the publishing of books by having all content written in R Markdown. The bookdown/R Markdown source code for all versions of ModernDive is available on GitHub:

Could this be a new paradigm for textbooks? Instead of the traditional model of textbook companies publishing updated editions of the textbook every few years, we apply a software design influenced model of publishing more easily updated versions. We can then leverage open-source communities of instructors and developers for ideas, tools, resources, and feedback. As such, we welcome your GitHub pull requests.

Finally, since this book is under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 license, feel free to modify the book as you wish for your own non-commercial needs, but please list the authors at the top of index.Rmd as: “Chester Ismay, Albert Y. Kim, and YOU!”


Xie, Yihui. 2020. Bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown.