A HTML report created from git messages using gitdown package

2020-08-10 / Sébastien Rochette / tips, development, package, thinkrverse

Download Gitlab or Github issues and make a summary report of your commits

While working on our {gitdown} package, I wanted to show more information on the report generated by retrieving all issues of my Gitlab / Github repositories. Indeed, titles of issues could improve readability and information of the git report of this package. How can I download all issues information from git repositories? Context of {gitdown} development {gitdown} is a package ...

Transform a directory of flles to gitlab or github, using git

2020-08-10 / Sébastien Rochette / development, git

Transform a folder as git project synchronized on Github or Gitlab

You have been working for years on your R scripts, and saved all versions as “script_v1.R”, “script_v2.R”, “script_v2_best-of-the-world.R”, … One day, you heard about git, a versioning system that allows you to make your files travel through time. But, how to transform a directory of falsely versioned files into a git repository and synchronize it online? Originally, I wanted to ...

2020-06-10 / Colin Fay / golem, learning, shiny, thinkrverse

What’s a “successful” Shiny Application?

One of the things that we keep promoting in the ThinkR team are good practices for production software engineering in R. Of course, that implies Shiny Applications—and even more if we introduce the {golem} package, which promotes good practices for “production-grade” Shiny application. But let’s take a step back and think about what makes a successful/production-grade Shiny Application. ...

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2019-08-19 / Sébastien Rochette / development, docker, package, server, shiny

Dash with golem: First contact

{golem} has been developed to help building big Shiny application to put in production. What if {golem} could be used to build another popular interactive web application, recently made available to R programmers: Dash ? Dash, a newcomer in interactive web applications A few days ago, Plotly announced Dash now available for R. After reading this announcement, I thought this ...

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2019-07-09 / Sébastien Rochette / development, package, Rmarkdown, tips

Rmd first: When development starts with documentation

Documentation matters ! Think about future you and others. Whatever is the aim of your script and analyses, you should think about documentation. The way I see it, R package structure is made for that. Let me try to convince you. At use’R 2019 in Toulouse, I did a presentation entitled: ‘The “Rmd first” method: when projects start with documentation’ ...

2019-07-04 / Cervan Girard / shiny

Communication between modules and its whims

As part of the development of a Shiny application for production using {golem}, we recommend, among other things, working with Shiny-modules. The communication of data between the different modules can be complex. At ThinkR we use a strategy: the stratégie du petit r. We explain everything in this article. What is a module? A module is the combination of two ...

2019-05-24 / Vincent Guyader / rstudio

Rstudio & ThinkR roadshow – June 6 – Paris

On June the 6th, 2019, Rstudio is partnering with ThinkR to offer you a one day event around “R in production”. See you in Paris! If you’re an experienced developer or a decision-maker looking to learn more about what R and RStudio have to offer, then this event made is for you! During the first part of the event, there ...

2019-05-07 / Sébastien Rochette / development, package, thinkrverse, tips

{attachment} is on CRAN !

We are pleased to announce that our package {attachment} is now available on CRAN. The goal of attachment is to help to deal with package dependencies during package development. It also gives useful tools to install or list missing packages used inside Rscripts or Rmds. Deal with dependencies during package development If you ever had the following error when checking ...

2019-04-30 / Colin Fay / package, shiny, thinkrverse

Building a Shiny App as a Package

Shiny App as a Package In a previous post, I’ve introduced the {golem} package, which is an opinionated framework for building production-ready Shiny Applications. This framework starts by creating a package skeleton waiting to be filled. But, in a world where Shiny Applications are mostly created as a series of files, why bother with a package? This is the question ...

2019-04-28 / Sébastien Rochette / database, docker, maps, tips

Interact with PostGIS from R

PostGIS extends capabilities of PostgreSQL database to deal with spatial data. Using PostGIS, your database supports geographic queries to be run directly in SQL. In this blog post, we will connect and interact with a PostGIS database from R, using {DBI} and {sf}. Package {sf} and PostGIS are friends Package {sf} is similar to PostGIS database in multiple ways: R ...