|Alma mater||Renmin University of China (BS)|
Iowa State University (PhD)
|Thesis||Dynamic Graphics and Reporting for Statistics (2013)|
|Doctoral advisor||Di Cook|
Yihui Xie (Chinese: 谢益辉) is a Chinese statistician, data scientist and software engineer for RStudio. He is the principal author of the open-source software package Knitr for data analysis in the R programming language, and has also written the book Dynamic Documents with R and knitr.
Yihui Xie graduated from Renmin University of China with a bachelor's degree in Economics and master's degree in Statistics.[when?] He earned his Ph.D from Iowa State University supervised by Di Cook and Heike Hofmann.
Yihui Xie created the animation package in R which allows animation in graphics through R. He then authored the knitr package which makes reproducible research available from R. Since 2013, he has been working with RStudio, the makers of an Integrated development environment (IDE) for the R programming language.
Xie was awarded the John M. Chambers statistical software award by American Statistical Association (ASA) in 2009 for the R package animation.
His publications include: