R plot in ZIM desktop wiki

I am using Zim desktop wiki extensively as my note taking tool. To quote their website, “Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page. All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting.” Attached files are kept in sub-folders. This means you have access to all your text and files, with or without Zim.

There are various plugins that provide additional functionality, including a task list manager, an equation editor, and support for version control. One very interesting plugin is the GNU R plot plugin. It offers a simple dialog that allows you to insert plotting scripts in GNU R’s language.

For example, typing the following code in the plugin dialog:

x = seq(-4,4,by=0.01)
y = sin(x) + 1

Will give you this plot in your text:

This plot remains edible, click on it and you can edit the code. Any changes will be reflected in the figure immediately.

Check out the plugin’s help page for more details


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