Render Rmd files

rmarkdown files (.Rmd) are directly rendered in GitHub (eg.,, but this doesn’t seem to be the case for GitLab. While Rmd files can be converted to markdown and rendered with that approach, that method can generate a lot of extra files. GitLab now supports direct rendering of ipynb files, so what about Rmd files?

Good question! I am also interested in this feature, since with a rendered ‘preview’ it makes it much easier to share a repo with a Rmd file with some.

It could be implemented in a similar way as the support for jupyter/ipythnon notebooks:

I created a feature request at Maybe this get’s feedback on how to implement rendering of Rmd files.