[R] packaging an R-application

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 13:39:49 CET 2015

It sounds like it could be the sort of issue that Docker/Rocker is trying to address. Someone called Dirk might chime in on this.


> On 23 Dec 2015, at 22:29 , Witold E Wolski <wewolski at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear List,
> What I am seeking advice for is how to best package an R installation
> with all the packages required?
> Scenario:
> I need to deliver an R script which will have quite a bit of package
> dependencies, to packages which are not necessarily stable, are not on
> cran and might dissapear in the near future. It should be possible to
> execute the R-script without any changes during the next 3 years.
> What I did look into is packrat. But if I am correct it pulls the
> r-packages from cran so if a package was from somewhere else or isn't
> available anymore it will fail.
> what I have also found is R on an USB stick:
> http://personal.bgsu.edu/~mrizzo/Rmisc/usbR.htm
> Would this work?
> Or is there anything on the lines of pyinstaller
> (http://www.pyinstaller.org/) for R?
> Thank you
> -- 
> Witold Eryk Wolski
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