Drake, the successor to remakeGenerator
The drake package is a newer, standalone, CRAN-published Make-like build system. It has the convenience of remakeGenerator, the reproducibility of remake, and far more parallel computing functionality than parallelRemake.
remakeGenerator package is a helper add-on for
remake, a Makefile-like reproducible build system for R. If you haven't done so already, go learn
remake! Once you do that, you will be ready to use
remakeGenerator, your long and cumbersome workflows will be
- Quick to set up. You can plan a large workflow with a small amount of code.
- Reproducible. Reproduce computation with
remake::make()or GNU Make.
- Development-friendly. Thanks to
remake, whenever you change your code, your next computation will only run the parts that are new or out of date.
- Parallelizable. Distribute your workflow over multiple parallel processes with a single flag in GNU Make.
To install the development version, get the devtools package and then run
devtools::install_github("wlandau/remakeGenerator", build = TRUE)
If you specify a tag, you can install a GitHub release.
devtools::install_github("wlandau/remakeGenerator@v0.1.0", build = TRUE)
Rtools for Windows users
The online package vignette has a complete tutorial. You can the load the compiled version from an R session.