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Markdown is a text markup created in 2004 by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz.

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Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. It is designed so that it can be converted to HTML and many other formats using a tool by the same name. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Hello World
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Tender ======
Example from Wikipedia:
# Heading ## Sub-heading ### Another deeper heading Paragraphs are separated by a blank line. Two spaces at the end of a line leave a line break. Text attributes _italic_, *italic*, __bold__, **bold**, `monospace`. Horizontal rule: --- Bullet list: * apples * oranges * pears Numbered list: 1. apples 2. oranges 3. pears A [link](

Language features

Feature Supported Example Token
Semantic Indentation
Booleans ϴ
Line Comments ϴ

Books about Markdown from ISBNdb

title authors year publisher
R Markdown Cookbook (Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series) Xie, Yihui 2020 Routledge
blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown (Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series) Xie, Yihui and Hill, Alison Presmanes and Thomas, Amber 2017 Chapman and Hall/CRC
Introducing Markdown and Pandoc Thomas Mailund 20190816 Springer Nature
Instant Markdown Herrero Arturo 08/2013 Packt Publishing
R Markdown Yihui Xie; J.J. Allaire; Garrett Grolemund 20180727 Taylor & Francis

Publications about Markdown from Semantic Scholar

title authors year citations influentialCitations
R Markdown Benjamin Baumer and Dana Udwin 2015 22 1
Codebraid: Live Code in Pandoc Markdown Geoffrey M. Poore 2019 2 0
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