I am working a lot with RStudio and RMarkdown files which RStudio stores with the file extension .Rmd instead of .md; RMarkdown is basically Pandoc Markdown.
These documents cannot be previewed as Markdown files in DTP3 but are treated as text files.
Beside RMarkdown, I write mostly in Pandoc Markdown rather than MultiMarkdown, but this renders nicely in DTP3 as well, so I can imagine that RMarkdown files would render nicely as well.
–> Could you give an option in the preferences like “Treat .Rmd files as markdown (.md) files” ?
Thanks for listening!
There is no need to work on the Pandoc YAML chunks or to process the RCode in the RMarkdown code blocks, just treat code blocks as code blocks in Multimarkdown, and YAML chunks can stay greyed out as they do now. As far as I understand, RStudio is not a niche software, and RMarkdown files (basically Pandoc flavored Markdown with R code blocks) are used frequently.