uiucthemes v0.3.1 Released - Upstream compatibility fixes and maintenance

The uiucthemes package is an organizational R package that provides unified brand templates based on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s (UIUC) identity guidelines. In particular, the package houses different Beamer and HTML slide templates hooked into R Markdown.

As time spins onward, uiucthemes needed a compatibility fix to work with the latest version of rmarkdown. In particular, newer versions of rmarkdown threw the following warning:

“citation_package = ‘none’ was deprecated; please use ‘default’ instead.”

Unfortunately, any warning would cause the PDF window to be suppressed when knitting in RStudio. Special thanks go out to NoƩ J Nava (@noejn2) for raising the issue and suggesting a fix!

If you are interested in contributing to the uiucthemes package, please feel free to open a PR at the project’s repository: https://github.com/illinois-r/uiucthemes

uiucthemes news file entry for version 0.3.1 (2020-04-24)


  • Fixed citation_package = 'none' deprecation warning by changing to citation_package = 'default' (thanks for the report @noejn2, #21)
  • Bumped the dependency requirements to rmarkdown 2.2 and xaringan 0.16.0.


  • Re-built documentation under roxygen2 7.1.0
  • Modernized the README file


  • Switched from using TravisCI to GitHub Actions for continuous integration.

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