Sourcing an R Script from Dropbox

July 14, 2012
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(This article was first published on Data, Evidence, and Policy - Jared Knowles, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Working on my R bootcamp materials and I thought it would be handy to get the bootcamp computers setup by sourcing an R script that will install all necessary non-core packages in it. The problem? How to deploy this script efficiently. A quick method would be to simply source the script from a public Dropbox share. But, as the BioBucket points out, it isn't that straightforward!

So I created a simple little function called source_dropbox to handle this work. It is hosted as a Gist on GitHub for others to use.

 

Next up, sourcing a Gist!

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