Run a Shiny application from a URL

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

runGist(gist, ...)

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

## Not run: ------------------------------------ # 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/") ## --------------------------------------------- ## Not run: ------------------------------------ # runGist(3239667) # runGist("https://gist.github.com/jcheng5/3239667") # # # Old URL format without username # runGist("https://gist.github.com/3239667") ## --------------------------------------------- ## Not run: ------------------------------------ # 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/") ## ---------------------------------------------