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Templates and tools for making a Résumé/CV

The vitae package makes creating and maintaining a Résumé or CV with R Markdown simple. It provides a collection of LaTeX and HTML templates, with helpful functions to add content to the documents.


You can install the release version from CRAN.


You can install the development version from GitHub.

# install.packages("remotes")

This package requires LaTeX to be installed on your computer. If you’re encountering issues, please check that LaTeX is installed. The tinytex package makes it easy to setup LaTeX within R:


Getting started

The vitae package currently supports 6 popular CV templates. You can see some previews of the available templates below.

If you prefer a guided introduction in video form, check out Bryan JenksfreeCodeCamp tech talk:

Creating a new CV with vitae can be done using the RStudio R Markdown template selector:

These templates leverage the strength of rmarkdown to include common information in the YAML header (name, position, social links…) and extended information in the main body. The main body of the CV is written using markdown, and allows for data-driven generation of entries using the *_entries functions. This allows you to import your working history from other sources (such as ORCID, Google Scholar, or a maintained dataset), and include them programmatically into your CV.


There are currently 6 templates available in this package:

vitae::awesomecv vitae::hyndman
awesomecv hyndman
vitae::latexcv vitae::markdowncv
latexcv markdowncv
vitae::moderncv vitae::twentyseconds
moderncv twentyseconds

Extending the package to add new templates is a somewhat simple process (details in the creating vitae templates vignette).

Examples of using vitae

Add your vitae to the list using a PR.

Please note that the ‘vitae’ project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.

The vitae project began as at rOpenSci’s OzUnconf 2018. A big thank you to rOpenSci and the event organisers for their work, which has played a big role in the formation of this package.