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How do I format my code blocks?

I see everybody on this website posting their R outputs from the R console into the question boxes into a nice neat format. How can I do the same?

Basically I want to show in a question box exactly what I see in my R studio console. Copy paste does not work because the rows link together.

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Also note that a copy/paste of the results of dput(object) will let someone paste your object into their R console, which is very useful for sharing a test object. (See stackoverflow.com/q/5963269/903061) –  Gregor Nov 19 '12 at 18:09
    
And after dput, the very useful CTRL-K to format what you pasted into the Stack* page. –  Carl Witthoft Nov 19 '12 at 20:01

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Try the FAQ and study the formatting bar on top of the box. The two curly braces are formatted code and four indents do the same.

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Also (though perhaps not directly an answer to the question) if you need to have code within some text, you can enclose it in backquotes (` `) giving code formatting : carfit <- lm(dist~speed, data = cars) - which is sometimes convenient. –  Glen_b Nov 19 '12 at 19:59