Monash Rmarkdown templates on github

My Rmarkdown templates for staff and students in my department are now available as github repositories.

MonashThesis: For PhD theses.

MonashBeamer: For beamer slides.

MonashWP: For working papers.

Feel free to fork and adapt to your own purposes.


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  • henk harmsen

    This is very helpful. It would be good to have the title, author, subject, keywords in the document properties of the generated PDF.
    E.g. Zotero would pick that up.

  • henk harmsen

    The contents doesn’t compile somehow (there is just “Contents” and a blank page). The figure and table references (1.3, 1.5) show up as ??.

    Building the book gives
    Output created: _book/thesis.pdf
    Warning message:
    Your latexmk version seems to be too low. You may need to update the latexmk package or your LaTeX distribution.

    My xubuntu system says however:
    latexmk is already the newest version (1:4.41-1).
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 79 not upgraded.

    # ———————————————————————–
    > sessionInfo()
    R version 3.3.3 (2017-03-06)
    Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
    Running under: Linux Mint 18.1

    locale:
    [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=C LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_MONETARY=en_US.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8
    [8] LC_NAME=C LC_ADDRESS=C LC_TELEPHONE=C LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=C

    attached base packages:
    [1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base

    other attached packages:
    [1] bookdown_0.3

    loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
    [1] backports_1.0.5 magrittr_1.5 rprojroot_1.2 htmltools_0.3.5 tools_3.3.3 yaml_2.1.14 Rcpp_0.12.10 stringi_1.1.2 rmarkdown_1.4 knitr_1.15.1 stringr_1.2.0 digest_0.6.12 evaluate_0.10

    • The latexmk message seems to occur every time there is a problem, regardless of what the problem is. Most likely you either need to update your latex installation or download some packages. Look at the latex log for details.