Helper to run R code within build steps, from either an existing local R file or within the source of the build.

  name = "r-base",
  r_source = c("local", "runtime"),
  prefix = "rocker/",
  escape_dollar = TRUE,
  rscript_args = NULL,
  r_cmd = c("Rscript", "R"),



R code to run or a file containing R code ending with .R, or the gs:// location on Cloud Storage of the R file you want to run


The docker image that will run the R code, usually from


Whether the R code will be from a runtime file within the source or at build time copying over from a local R file in your session


prefixed to name - set to "" to suppress. Will be suppressed if name starts with or *


Default TRUE. This will turn $ into $$ within the script to avoid them being recognised as Cloud Build variables. Turn this off if you want that behaviour (e.g. my_project="$PROJECT_ID")


Optional arguments for the R script run by Rscript.


should `Rscript` be run or `R`?


Other arguments passed to cr_buildstep


If r_source="runtime" then r should be the location of that file within the source or image that will be run by the R code from image

If r_source="local" then it will copy over from a character string or local file into the build step directly.

If the R code location starts with gs:// then an extra buildstep will be added that will download the R script from that location then run it as per r_source="runtime". This will consequently override your setting of r_source


#>  2022-03-26 19:55:52 > ProjectId set to my-project
#> [1] "my-project"
#>  2022-03-26 19:55:53 > Bucket set to my-bucket
#> [1] "my-bucket"

# create an R buildstep inline
cr_buildstep_r(c("paste('1+1=', 1+1)", "sessionInfo()"))
#> [[1]]
#> ==cloudRunnerBuildStep==
#> name: rocker/r-base
#> args:
#> - Rscript
#> - -e
#> - |-
#>   paste('1+1=', 1+1)
#>   sessionInfo()
if (FALSE) {

# create an R buildstep from a local file

# create an R buildstep from a file within the source of the Build
cr_buildstep_r("inst/schedule/schedule.R", r_source = "runtime")

# create an R buildstep with Rscript arguments and use a large
# machine with 32 cores

## create storage source
storage_source <- cr_build_upload_gcs(
## create the buildstep with the R script
step1 <- cr_buildstep_r("deploy/my-r-script.R",
  r_source = "runtime",
  rscript_args = c("args_1=<args1>", "args_2=<args_2>")

## run the script on Cloud Build
    steps = step1
  source = storage_source,
  options = list(machineType = "E2_HIGHCPU_32")
# use a different Rocker image e.g. rocker/verse
  "mtcars %>% select(mpg)",
name = "verse"
#> [[1]]
#> ==cloudRunnerBuildStep==
#> name: rocker/verse
#> args:
#> - Rscript
#> - -e
#> - |-
#>   library(dplyr)
#>   mtcars %>% select(mpg)
#>   sessionInfo()

# use your own R image with custom R
my_r <- c("devtools::install()", "pkgdown::build_site()")
br <- cr_buildstep_r(my_r, name = "")