GitHub Actions are a new workflow automation feature of the popular code repository host GitHub.
This package helps R users get started quickly with GitHub Actions:
- It provides workflow templates for common R projects (packages, RMarkdown, ...) with sensible defaults.
- It wraps and curates relevant existing external actions, such as those to deploy to GitHub Pages or Netlify.
- It exposes the GitHub Actions workflow syntax and lets you write GitHub Actions
*.ymls from R. (Which isn't saying that should be doing that.)
To install, run:
Because you're likely only to ever use it once, you need not take on ghactions as a dependency in your projects.
GitHub actions just requires a special file in a special directory at the root of your repository to work:
To quickly set up such a file for frequently used project kinds, run:
ghactions::use_ghactions(workflow = ghactions::website())
See the documentation for implied defaults and alternatives.
Then push to GitHub and go to the actions tab in your repository.