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Run Shiny Application

Runs a Shiny application. This function normally does not return; interrupt R to stop the application (usually by pressing Ctrl+C or Esc).

Usage
runApp(appDir = getwd(), port = getOption("shiny.port"),
  launch.browser = getOption("shiny.launch.browser", interactive()),
  host = getOption("shiny.host", "127.0.0.1"), workerId = "",
  quiet = FALSE, display.mode = c("auto", "normal", "showcase"),
  test.mode = getOption("shiny.testmode", FALSE))
Arguments
appDir

The application to run. Should be one of the following:

  • A directory containing server.R, plus, either ui.R or a www directory that contains the file index.html.

  • A directory containing app.R.

  • An .R file containing a Shiny application, ending with an expression that produces a Shiny app object.

  • A list with ui and server components.

  • A Shiny app object created by shinyApp.

port

The TCP port that the application should listen on. If the port is not specified, and the shiny.port option is set (with options(shiny.port = XX)), then that port will be used. Otherwise, use a random port.

launch.browser

If true, the system's default web browser will be launched automatically after the app is started. Defaults to true in interactive sessions only. This value of this parameter can also be a function to call with the application's URL.

host

The IPv4 address that the application should listen on. Defaults to the shiny.host option, if set, or "127.0.0.1" if not. See Details.

workerId

Can generally be ignored. Exists to help some editions of Shiny Server Pro route requests to the correct process.

quiet

Should Shiny status messages be shown? Defaults to FALSE.

display.mode

The mode in which to display the application. If set to the value "showcase", shows application code and metadata from a DESCRIPTION file in the application directory alongside the application. If set to "normal", displays the application normally. Defaults to "auto", which displays the application in the mode given in its DESCRIPTION file, if any.

test.mode

Should the application be launched in test mode? This is only used for recording or running automated tests. Defaults to the shiny.testmode option, or FALSE if the option is not set.

Details

The host parameter was introduced in Shiny 0.9.0. Its default value of "127.0.0.1" means that, contrary to previous versions of Shiny, only the current machine can access locally hosted Shiny apps. To allow other clients to connect, use the value "0.0.0.0" instead (which was the value that was hard-coded into Shiny in 0.8.0 and earlier).

Aliases
  • runApp
Examples
# NOT RUN {
# Start app in the current working directory
runApp()

# Start app in a subdirectory called myapp
runApp("myapp")
# }
# NOT RUN {
## Only run this example in interactive R sessions
if (interactive()) {
  options(device.ask.default = FALSE)

  # Apps can be run without a server.r and ui.r file
  runApp(list(
    ui = bootstrapPage(
      numericInput('n', 'Number of obs', 100),
      plotOutput('plot')
    ),
    server = function(input, output) {
      output$plot <- renderPlot({ hist(runif(input$n)) })
    }
  ))


  # Running a Shiny app object
  app <- shinyApp(
    ui = bootstrapPage(
      numericInput('n', 'Number of obs', 100),
      plotOutput('plot')
    ),
    server = function(input, output) {
      output$plot <- renderPlot({ hist(runif(input$n)) })
    }
  )
  runApp(app)
}
# }
Documentation reproduced from package shiny, version 1.1.0, License: GPL-3 | file LICENSE

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