When working with multiple patterns that will be woven into a template, it makes sense to have all patterns stored in a central object. This function creates that object from a named vector of filenames to be used in further generation, importing the files via import_pattern.




A named vector of filenames which will be imported as patterns stored in the returned draft, with the names used as indices. Files should be plain text.


Returns a list (the same length as ...) containing the imported patterns.

See also

Other import functions: extract_draft(), extract_pattern(), import_pattern()


pattern_file <- tempfile("out", tempdir(), ".Rmd") export_template("my sample pattern", pattern_file) import_draft("sample_pattern" = pattern_file)
#> $sample_pattern #> [1] "my sample pattern" #>