Financial Institution: Bespoke Report Generation using R Markdown

The Challenge Large financial institutions have a responsibility to regularly produce analytical reports. Our client wanted to update their reporting workflow, and investigate different reporting tools. They were considering adopting R Markdown as many of their analytics had experience using R. However, they had concerns that R Markdown may not be flexible enough to reproduce their reports exactly, with the correct styling and layout. As a large institution with hundreds of analysts, choosing the correct tool is an important decision.

Selecting the correct image file type

This is part two of our four part series Part 1: Specifying the correct figure dimension in {knitr}. Part 2: What image format should you use (this post) Part 3: Including external graphics in your document Part 4: Optimal {knitr} settings. There are (at least) three file formats to choose from: JPEG, PNG and SVG. Attribute JPEG PNG SVG Type Raster Raster Vector Transparency No Yes Yes Animation No No Yes Lossy Yes No Yes Recommended Occasionally Yes Often If you are reading this via a syndication site, be sure to go the original post for updated links.

Image sizes in an R markdown Document

At Jumping Rivers we recently moved our website from WordPress to Hugo. The main reason for the move was that since the team are all very comfortable with Git, continuous integration and continuous development using a static web-site generator made more sense than WordPress. Additional benefits are decreasing the page loading time speed and general site security - WordPress sites are notorious for getting hacked if not kept up to date.