Error: pandoc version 1.12.3 or higher is required and was not found

Problem

The following error message appears when rendering an rmd file using rmarkdown:

> rmarkdown::render('c:\\data\\testfile.rmd')
Error: pandoc version 1.12.3 or higher is required and was not found

Solution

To resolve this error, you will need to get the pandoc library & install it on the machine where RRE is also installed.As of this writing, the latest pandoc library installer can be found on this website:

https://github.com/jgm/pandoc/releases/tag/1.15.0.6

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