Customization of the highr package

If you are not satisfied with the default syntax highlighting commands in the highr package, you can just use your own tags/commands. In this vignette, we show a brief example.

The default highlighting commands are stored in two internal data frames cmd_latex and cmd_html:


This data frame is passed to the markup argument in hilight(), so we are free to pass a modified version there. Suppose I want to use the command \my<*> instead of \hl<*>:

m = highr:::cmd_latex
m[, 1] = sub('\\hl', '\\my', m[, 1], fixed = TRUE)


hilight("x = 1+1  # a comment")  # default markup
hilight("x = 1+1  # a comment", markup = m)  # custom markup

This allows one to use arbitrary commands around the text symbols in the R code. See for how cmd_latex and cmd_html were generated in highr.

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highr documentation built on April 17, 2021, 1:08 a.m.