Month: May 2020

How to run R 4.0 in Docker — and 3 cool new R 4.0 features

There are some interesting changes and updates in R 4.0. Here I’ll take a look at three of them. Plus I’ll give you step-by-step instructions on installing R 4.0 so it won’t interfere with your existing R installation — by running R with Docker.

Docker is a platform for creating “containers” – completely self-contained, isolated environments on your computer. Think of them like a mini system on your system. They include their own operating system, and then anything you want to add to that – application software, scripts, data, etc. Containers are useful for a lot of things, but here

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