GitHub Actions for R

Abstract

Open source R packages on GitHub often take advantage of continuous integration services to automatically check their packages for errors. This is very useful to catch things quickly, as well and increasing confidence for proposed changes, as the Pull Requests can be checked before they are merged. Travis-CI and Appveyor are the most popular current methods. However a newer service, GitHub Actions shows promise for being more powerful and simpler to configure and debug. I will discuss the use of GitHub Actions for R packages and demonstrate some of their capabilities and how to configure them for your own use in packages and reports.

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San Fransisco, CA

 

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Jim Hester
Software Engineer

I’m a Software Engineer at RStudio and R package developer.