Run a Shiny application from a URL
Download and launch a Shiny application that is hosted at a downloadable
URL. The Shiny application must be saved in a .zip, .tar, or .tar.gz file.
The Shiny application files must be contained in a subdirectory in the
archive. For example, the files might be
runUrl(url, filetype = NULL, subdir = NULL, port = NULL, launch.browser = getOption("shiny.launch.browser", interactive()))
- URL of the application.
- The file type (
".tar.gz". Defaults to the file extension taken from the url.
- A subdirectory in the repository that
contains the app. By default, this function will run an
app from the top level of the repo, but you can use a
path such as `
- The TCP port that the application should listen on. Defaults to choosing a random port.
- If true, the system's default web browser will be launched automatically after the app is started. Defaults to true in interactive sessions only.
runUrl('https://github.com/rstudio/shiny_example/archive/master.tar.gz') # Can run an app from a subdirectory in the archive runUrl("https://github.com/rstudio/shiny_example/archive/master.zip", subdir = "inst/shinyapp/")