“Gist is a simple way to share snippets and pastes with others. All gists are git repositories, so they are automatically versioned, forkable and usable as a git repository.” https://gist.github.com/

source_gist(id, ..., filename = NULL, sha1 = NULL, quiet = FALSE)

Arguments

id

either full url (character), gist ID (numeric or character of numeric).

...

other options passed to source()

filename

if there is more than one R file in the gist, which one to source (filename ending in '.R')? Default NULL will source the first file.

sha1

The SHA-1 hash of the file at the remote URL. This is highly recommend as it prevents you from accidentally running code that's not what you expect. See source_url() for more information on using a SHA-1 hash.

quiet

if FALSE, the default, prints informative messages.

See also

Examples

# NOT RUN {
# You can run gists given their id
source_gist(6872663)
source_gist("6872663")

# Or their html url
source_gist("https://gist.github.com/hadley/6872663")
source_gist("gist.github.com/hadley/6872663")

# It's highly recommend that you run source_gist with the optional
# sha1 argument - this will throw an error if the file has changed since
# you first ran it
source_gist(6872663, sha1 = "54f1db27e60")
# Wrong hash will result in error
source_gist(6872663, sha1 = "54f1db27e61")

#' # You can speficy a particular R file in the gist
source_gist(6872663, filename = "hi.r")
source_gist(6872663, filename = "hi.r", sha1 = "54f1db27e60")
# }