[Rd] declaring dependencies of shiny app in inst/

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 13:30:26 CEST 2015

On 26/08/2015 6:43 AM, Jombart, Thibaut wrote:
> Dear all, 
> I have a package implementing a shiny app, putting the R code of the app (server.R and ui.R) in inst/... and then having a simple function merely starting the app with something along the lines of:
> runApp(system.file("inst/..."))
> However, the app itself uses functions from packages which are not used elsewhere in the code. What is the best way to declare these dependencies (using roxygen2)? My 2-cents would be e.g a doc.R file with something along the lines of:
> [...]
> #' @importFrom pkg function1 function2
> But are their better ways / best practices?

You'll have to ask questions like these on a Shiny forum.

> On a related topic: are there plans of formally incorporating shiny apps in the structure of a R package, so that the checks will run through the code of the apps as well? 

No, but it would be very easy to do:  just write a function that tests
those things, and call it from a script in the tests directory.

Duncan Murdoch

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