New R notebook default template "notebook_osx.rmd"

New notebook can be created via Rstudio->File->New File->R Notebook. This opens a default notebook with some prefilled texts/chunks.

Earlier I need to edit the default template located at "/Applications/" with my edited version of "notebook_osx.Rmd".

I do not see this path in the current version of RStudio [RStudio 2022.12.0+353 Elsbeth Geranium Release]
So where can I edit the default new notebook template to suit my requirements.

This is on the following config.
"RStudio 2022.12.0+353 "Elsbeth Geranium" Release" on "MacOS Monterey"

I don't see an option to do this. Of course, they are embedded somewhere within the /Applications/ file tree, but if it were me, I'd use a snippet manager, such as espanso and CMD A insert snip.

Thank you for the "they are embedded somewhere within the /Applications/ file tree" :grinning:

Found it at '/Applications/' . They added another folder "app" to the earlier path.

Thank, problem solved.

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Just keeping this here in case it helps other users.

I have a executable that copies my personal & edited "notebook_osx.Rmd" to the path

In the edited "notebook_osx.Rmd" I have added some chunks, imports libraries I use most often etc.... saves time to retype all the commands ! :slightly_smiling_face:

So every time I create a new R Notebook it opens reformatted as per my edited template.

FWIW, you don't need to edit RStudio's copy! You can put that in ~/.config/rstudio/templates instead on macOS.

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Can you pls reconfirm on this since my laptop(Mac OSMonterrey) did not have the template folder. I created the folder and saved my edited "notebook_osx.Rmd" in it and it does not load the template.

RStudio still used the "rmd" from the "Application..." folder

I deleted the "notebook.rmd & notebook_osx.Rmd" from "/Applications/" and it did not load any template but a blank file.

I created


and saved a copy of the default notebook.Rmd there with a change to the title to show that it had come from that location, rather than the default path


which was created by the installation of (I didn't do that manually).

Creating a new notebook uses the template from ~/.config/rstudio/templates. Opening an existing notebook shows whatever template it was created with.

Any template applied by the new notebook file option has to be named notebook.rmd; notebook_osx.Rmd won't work.

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