Yihui Xie

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Yihui Xie (Chinese: 谢益辉) is a Chinese statistician and data scientist. He is the main author of the open-source Knitr package for data analysis in the R programming language, and has also written the book Dynamic Documents with R and knitr. He works as a software engineer for RStudio.

Early life and education[edit]

Yihui Xie graduated from Renmin University of China with a bachelor's degree in Economics and master's degree in Statistics. He has a Ph.D from Iowa State University with advisors Di Cook and Heike Hofmann.

Career[edit]

Yihui Xie created the animation package in R which allows animation in graphics through R.[1] He then authored the knitr package which makes reproducible research available from R. Since 2013, he has been working with RStudio, the makers of the RStudio IDE for the R programming language.

Awards[edit]

He has been awarded the John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award, ASA, 2009 (for the R package animation).[2]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Xie, Yihui; Allaire, J.J.; Grolemund, Garrett (2018). R Markdown: The Definitive Guide. Boca Raton, Florida: Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series. ISBN 978-1138359338.
  • Xie, Yihui; Hill, Alison; Thomas, Amber (2017). blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown. Boca Raton, Florida: Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series. ISBN 978-0815363729.
  • Xie, Yihui (2016). bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown. Boca Raton, Florida: Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series. ISBN 978-1138700109.
  • Xie, Yihui (2015). Dynamic Documents with R and knitr (2nd ed.). Boca Raton, Florida: Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series. ISBN 978-1498716963.
  • Xie, Yihui (2013). "animation: An R Package for Creating Animations and Demonstrating Statistical Methods". Journal of Statistical Software. 53 (1): 1–27.

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