Econometric Slides with Revealjs and Rmarkdown
I was recently asked to speak to a finance class about R, and decdied to use the revealjs package to create my slides. Personally one of my favorite aspects of R is using knitr/rmarkdown to create dynamic documents that output beautiful html or pdf files.
Using the revealjs package was pretty straightforward. I did however hit stumbling block trying to get github pages to serve an .html file rather than processing a .md, but including the .nojekyll file seems to have done the trick.
As an quick explainer for the slides, I had an hour to speak to the students about R. I decided to list some potential problems with spreadsheets (finance loves their spreadsheets). After that I helped the students install R and R Studio on their machines before going over a couple quick examples. We were a little tight on time, but it was definitely a fun experience!