• Quarto is a command line interface tool, not an R package.

  • Quarto unifies the functionality of many packages from the R Markdown ecosystem: rmarkdown, bookdown, distill, xaringan, etc. into a single consistent system.

  • Quarto -> native support for multiple programming languages like Python and Julia in addition to R

  • Documentation

  • Quarto documents:

    • reproducible
    • support dozens of output formats: PDFs, Word files, presentations, and more.
  • 3 main uses:

    1. Communication: focus on conclusions not code.
    2. Collaborating with other scientists (including future you!): conclusions and code.
    3. Environment in which to do data science.