This is an alternative tool to Sweave with a more flexible design and new features like caching and finer control of graphics. It is not limited to LaTeX and is ready to be customized to process other file formats. See the package website in the references for more information and examples.
The pronunciation of knitr is similar to neater (neater
than what?) or you can think of knitter (but it is single t).
The name comes from
Yihui Xie <https://yihui.name>
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