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R and RStudio in repo2docker without waiting for packages to compile!

Jupyter+R: Binder

RStudio: Binder

Binder supports using R and RStudio, with libraries pinned to a specific versions.

Install R itself and your required R packages via conda packages. Installing conda packages is faster than installing CRAN packages. This is because CRAN packages need compiling during the install process and conda packages do not.

For some R packages there is no corresponding conda-forge package yet, in that case take a look at Note that these two approaches cannot be combined, so you cannot install R packages via Conda and via an install.R file at the same time. You can check if a required R package is available on the Conda Forge website at by searching for r-PACKAGENAME. You can install R packges from other sources using a postBuild script.

Both RStudio and IRKernel are installed by default, so you can use either the Jupyter notebook interface or the RStudio interface.

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