The vitae package makes creating and maintaining a Résumé or CV with R Markdown simple. It provides a collection of LaTeX templates, with helpful functions to add content to the documents.
You can install the release version from CRAN.
You can install the development version from GitHub.
This package requires LaTeX to be installed on your computer. If you’re encountering issues, please check that LaTeX is installed. The tinytex package makes it easy to setup LaTeX within R:
The vitae package currently supports 5 popular CV templates, and adding more is a relatively simple process (details in the creating vitae templates vignette).
Creating a new CV with
vitae can be done using the RStudio R Markdown template selector:
These templates leverage the strength of rmarkdown to include common information in the YAML header (name, position, social links…) and extended information in the main body. The main body of the CV is written using markdown, and allows for data-driven generation of entries using the
*_entries functions. This allows you to import your working history from other sources (such as ORCID, Google Scholar, or a maintained dataset), and include them programatically into your CV.
#> #> Attaching package: 'dplyr' #> The following objects are masked from 'package:stats': #> #> filter, lag #> The following objects are masked from 'package:base': #> #> intersect, setdiff, setequal, union #> role-title start-date.year.value end-date.year.value #> 1 PhD 1990 1992 #> 2 Bachelor of Science (Honours) 1985 1988 #> organization.name organization.address.city #> 1 University of Melbourne Melbourne #> 2 University of Melbourne Melbourne
The package provides two types of entries from data, which are
brief_entries. Both functions provide sections for
with, and the
detailed_entries additionally supports
why. These arguments support operations, so for this example, we have used
glue to combine the start and end years for our
when input. Excluding any inputs is also okay (as is done for
why), it will just be left blank in the CV.