R support

R is officially supported by Ploomber. The same concepts that apply to Python scripts apply to R scripts. The only difference is how to declare upstream dependencies and product.

For the R Markdown format (.Rmd):

```{r, tags=c("parameters")}
upstream = list('one_task', 'another_task')
product = list(nb='path/to/task.ipynb', some_output='path/to/output.csv')
```

If you prefer, you can also use plain R scripts:

# + tags=["parameters"]
upstream = list('one_task', 'another_task')
product = list(nb='path/to/task.ipynb', some_output='path/to/output.csv')
# -

Configuring R environment

To run R scripts as Jupyter notebooks you need to install Jupyter first, have an existing R installation and install the IRkernel package.

If you are using conda and a environment.yml file to manage dependencies, keep on reading. Otherwise, read the IRkernel installation instructions.

Setting up R and IRkernel via conda

Even if you already have R installed, it is a good practice to isolate your environments from one project to another. conda can install R inside your project’s environment.

Add the following lines to your environment.yaml:

name: some_project

dependencies:
  # ...
  # existing conda dependencies...
  - r-base
  - r-irkernel
  # optionally add r-essentials to install commonly used R packages

  - pip:
    # ...
    # existing pip dependencies...
    - ploomber

For more information on installing R via conda click here.

Once you update your environment.yml, re-create or update your environment.

Finally, activate the R kernel for Jupyter. If you’re using Linux or MacOS:

echo "IRkernel::installspec()" | Rscript -

If using Windows, start an R session and run IRkernel::installspec() on it.

Interactive example

Click the button above to see an interactive example (no installation needed, but takes a few minutes to be ready):

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Example source code