Setting up your computer for WORCS - Docker-edition

If you do not want to install R, RStudio, Latex and Git on a personal computer (as described in vignette("setup", package = "worcs")), but would like to use Docker instead, follow these steps in order:

  1. Install Docker
  2. Open a terminal/cmd/shell.
  3. Start the worcs image:
docker run -e PASSWORD=secret -p 8787:8787 -it cjvanlissa/worcs:latest
  1. Open the address in a browser. Login using username=rstudio and password=secret.

Then setup the container.

renv::consent(provided = TRUE)
worcs::git_user("your_name", "your_email")

To terminate the container, press Ctrl + C in the terminal. To save files from a Docker session on your disk, you have to link a directory explicitly when starting the container.

On Unix file systems, this is done as follows:

-v /path/on/your/pc:/home/rstudio

And on Windows file systems, as follows:

-v //c/path/on/your/windows/pc:/home/rstudio

Then start the Docker session using this command:

docker run -e PASSWORD=secret -p 8787:8787 -v /path/on/your/pc:/home/rstudio -it cjvanlissa/worcs:latest

That’s it!