Yihui Xie | |
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Born | Chinese: 谢益辉 |

Alma mater | Renmin University of China (BS) Iowa State University (PhD) |

Known for | Knitr Bookdown |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Statistics Statistical graphics Statistical computing Reproducible research ^{[1]} |

Institutions | RStudio |

Thesis | Dynamic Graphics and Reporting for Statistics (2013) |

Doctoral advisor | Di Cook Heike Hofmann ^{[2]} |

Website | yihui |

**Yihui Xie** (Chinese: 谢益辉) is a Chinese statistician, data scientist and software engineer for RStudio.^{[3]}^{[1]}^{[4]} 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*.^{[5]}

Yihui Xie graduated from Renmin University of China with a bachelor's degree in Economics^{[citation needed]} and master's degree in Statistics.^{[when?]} He earned his Ph.D from Iowa State University supervised by Di Cook and Heike Hofmann.^{[2]}^{[6]}

Yihui Xie created the animation package in R which allows animation in graphics through R.^{[7]} 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.^{[8]}

His publications^{[1]}^{[4]}^{[9]} include:

*R Markdown Cookbook*^{[10]}*R Markdown: The Definitive Guide*^{[11]}*blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown*^{[12]}*bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown*^{[13]}*Dynamic Documents with R and knitr*^{[5]}*animation: An R Package for Creating Animations and Demonstrating Statistical Methods*^{[7]}