1- Working with vmr package

The vmr package

Presentation

The vmr package allow you to manage virtual environment with and for R.
You can develop, run tests, build packages binaries easily in a clean environment with R pre-installed and configured.

It uses Vagrant tool to manage this virtual environments, call boxes. A box is a Vagrant environment (bundle) containing a __virtual environment_ (such as a virtual machine) for a specific provider (such as VirtualBox).
Official vmr boxes list is available here : https://app.vagrantup.com/VMR/

Boxes use default user and password: vagrant.
Boxes are available for development and test, do not use it for production.

Dependencies

The vmr package needs two tools to work Vagrant to manage boxes and a provider to instantiate the virtual environment.
* Vagrant (>= 2.2.0) : download and install from https://www.vagrantup.com/downloads.html.
* A provider, currently only VirtualBox (>= 6.1.14) is available in vmr boxes. Install it.

Install

From CRAN:

install.packages(c('vmr'))

From in development repository:

remotes::install_git('https://gitlab.com/rstuff/vmr.git')

Go further

  1. Working with vmr package
  2. Start my first environment
  3. Manage vmr environment
  4. Manage boxes
  5. Manage providers
  6. Development with vmr
  7. CI/CD
  8. Functions resume

Next vignette : 2-Start my first environment