Shiny by RStudio

Run a Shiny application from a URL

runUrl(url, filetype = NULL, subdir = NULL, destdir = NULL, ...)

runGist(gist, destdir = NULL, ...)

runGitHub(repo, username = getOption("github.user"), ref = "master",
  subdir = NULL, destdir = NULL, ...)

Arguments

url URL of the application.
filetype The file type (".zip", ".tar", or ".tar.gz". Defaults to the file extension taken from the url.
subdir A subdirectory in the repository that contains the app. By default, this function will run an app from the top level of the repo, but you can use a path such as `"inst/shinyapp".
destdir Directory to store the downloaded application files. If NULL (the default), the application files will be stored in a temporary directory and removed when the app exits
... Other arguments to be passed to runApp(), such as port and launch.browser.
gist The identifier of the gist. For example, if the gist is https://gist.github.com/jcheng5/3239667, then 3239667, '3239667', and 'https://gist.github.com/jcheng5/3239667' are all valid values.
repo Name of the repository.
username GitHub username. If repo is of the form "username/repo", username will be taken from repo.
ref Desired git reference. Could be a commit, tag, or branch name. Defaults to "master".

Description

runUrl() downloads and launches a Shiny application that is hosted at a downloadable URL. The Shiny application must be saved in a .zip, .tar, or .tar.gz file. The Shiny application files must be contained in the root directory or a subdirectory in the archive. For example, the files might be myapp/server.r and myapp/ui.r. The functions runGitHub() and runGist() are based on runUrl(), using URL's from GitHub (https://github.com) and GitHub gists (https://gist.github.com), respectively.

Examples

## Only run this example in interactive R sessions if (interactive()) { runUrl('https://github.com/rstudio/shiny_example/archive/master.tar.gz') # Can run an app from a subdirectory in the archive runUrl("https://github.com/rstudio/shiny_example/archive/master.zip", subdir = "inst/shinyapp/") } ## Only run this example in interactive R sessions if (interactive()) { runGist(3239667) runGist("https://gist.github.com/jcheng5/3239667") # Old URL format without username runGist("https://gist.github.com/3239667") } ## Only run this example in interactive R sessions if (interactive()) { runGitHub("shiny_example", "rstudio") # or runGitHub("rstudio/shiny_example") # Can run an app from a subdirectory in the repo runGitHub("shiny_example", "rstudio", subdir = "inst/shinyapp/") }