This package is designed to make it easy for R users to work through the R track on exercism.io.
It is not a complete replacement for the Exercism CLI, but instead provides easy access to the most commonly used CLI functionality:
- fetch problems
- skip problems
- submit solutions
- check status/progress
There are two essential steps which must be completed before you can make use of this R package:
- set your API key
- set your exercism path
Set your API key
Copy your API key (highlighted above in orange), and then run:
set_api_key("<your_API_key>") # e.g. # set_api_key("1a2b3c4d5e6f7g8h1a2b3c4d5e6f7g8h")
Set exercism path
set_exercism_path("<path_to_your_exercism_directory>") # e.g. # set_exercism_path("C:/Users/Jon/exercism") # Windows example # set_exercism_path("~/exercism") # Mac & Linux example # set_exercism_path() # Use default
Note that the
exercism_path referred to here should be the root directory for exercism (i.e. not the
By default the exercism command-line client (CLI) fetches exercises to
~/exercism. If you have previously used the CLI and have not changed the default directory, then just run
set_exercism_path() (i.e. with no path argument) and this will use the default exercism directory.
Once you've set your API key and exercism path these will be remembered for future R sessions.
Note that all track-specific functions will default to the R track if the
track_id argument is not specified.
Get the next problem:
Get a specific problem:
fetch_problem(slug = "leap") fetch_problem(slug = "bob", track_id = "python")
skip_problem(slug = "bob") skip_problem(slug = "hello-world", track_id = "python")
track_status() track_status(track_id = "python")
The core functionality mentioned above is also accessible via an RStudio Addin. You can access it via the Addins menu, or by running
If you encounter any problems while using this package please raise them on the issues page. You can also use this page to offer any suggestions for improvement.