Use {renv} with developers tools


create_renv_for_dev() and create_renv_for_prod() functions create renv.lock files based on development projects.

Create reproducible environments for your R projects with {renv}

Tool to create and maintain “renv.lock” files. The idea is to have 2 distinct files, one for development and the other for deployment. Indeed, although package like {attachment}, {fusen} or {pkgload} must be installed to develop, they are not necessary in your project, package or Shiny application.

Hence, create and update your “renv.lock” file in the development project with everything needed to work in the same conditions between collaborators and allow Continuous Integration to work properly.
This currently includes:

#>  [1] "renv"        "fusen"       "devtools"    "roxygen2"    "usethis"    
#>  [6] "pkgload"     "testthat"    "remotes"     "covr"        "attachment" 
#> [11] "pak"         "dockerfiler" "pkgdown"

And thus, run create_renv_for_dev() before sending your commit to your remote git server. Use _default (with underscore), to use the default list.

create_renv_for_dev() # with all default above
create_renv_for_dev(dev_pkg = "attachment") # with {attachment} only
create_renv_for_dev(dev_pkg = c("_default", "DT")) # for all default and {DT}

Later on, if you want to create a R project that can use your package developed with {renv}, run create_renv_for_prod().
Indeed, your users only need to install packages listed in your “DESCRIPTION” file, with the same packages versions you used during development.

create_renv_for_prod(output = "")