The R Journal: article published in 2020, volume 12:1

ari: The Automated R Instructor PDF download
Sean Kross, Jeffrey T. Leek and John Muschelli , The R Journal (2020) 12:1, pages 258-265.

Abstract We present the ari package for automatically generating technology-focused educational videos. The goal of the package is to create reproducible videos, with the ability to change and update video content seamlessly. We present several examples of generating videos including using R Markdown slide decks, PowerPoint slides, or simple images as source material. We also discuss how ari can help instructors reach new audiences through programmatically translating materials into other languages.

Received: 2019-08-14; online 2020-09-10
CRAN packages: ari, text2speech, aws.polly, tuneR, ariExtra, animation, aws.signature, rmarkdown, xaringan, webshot, rgoogleslides, readOffice, officer, pdftools, docxtractr, mscstts, googleLanguageR
CRAN Task Views implied by cited CRAN packages: ReproducibleResearch, WebTechnologies, Graphics, TeachingStatistics

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  author = {Sean Kross and Jeffrey T. Leek and John Muschelli},
  title = {{ari: The Automated R Instructor}},
  year = {2020},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2020-023},
  url = {},
  pages = {258--265},
  volume = {12},
  number = {1}