# Include external figures using relative paths in rmarkdown

How do I include external figures using relative paths?

I start my rmd file with:

``````knitr::opts_chunk\$set(cache=F,echo=F)
knitr::opts_knit\$set(root.dir = '/Users/dosc3612/odrive/CUDrive/real-time_interpolation',
child.path='/Users/dosc3612/odrive/CUDrive/real-time_interpolation')
``````

and then include:

``````# Heading 1
some text referring to figure 1. ![Figure 1. a map from qgis](data/gis/fig1alt-location_map2.png)
``````

my rmd file is in /Users/dosc3612/odrive/CUDrive/real-time_interpolation/reports/real-time so my understanding is it will look for figures out of that directory. But based on chunk options help(http://yihui.name/knitr/options/#package_options | https://goo.gl/6TL51m) I thought I could use child.path to set relative paths in the document but that does not appear to be the case.

“data/gis” is a subfolder in “/Users/dosc3612/odrive/CUDrive/real-time_interpolation”

thanks

Hi @sarahjohn.s388,
This is the odrive forum, so I’m afraid I can’t help much with this particular question. Maybe this would be a good place to post your question? https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/knitr