Why? Until now I’ve been sending emails with R using my Gmail account. This works, but configuring mailR for the first time is always a pain. A few days ago @marked told me about mailgun and how to use it. The great thing is that you only need httr to use it. How? Using @marked as my base, I created a tiny R package to make using mailgun even easier:
I just discovered IBM’s Watson conversation, and this free online course shows you how to build your first chatbot. Alas, the course did not cover how to use the API with R. I think chatbots can be very useful when creating shiny apps. Therefore, I started working on IMWatson. The goal of this R package is to make integrating a chatbot into a shiny app as easy as possible. To install it:
Goal: Create multiple, and trackable, short URLs that point to the same place Tools: YOURLS, R Steps: Installing YOURLS is very easy, particularly if you do it with docker. A container for the database: docker run --name yourlsmysql -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=mysecretpassword -d mysql A container for YOURLS: docker run --name yourls -d \ -e YOURL_USER='admin' \ -e YOURL_PASSWORD='mysecretpassword' \ -e YOURLS_SITE='http://sh.tld' \ --link yourlsmysql:mysql bios/docker-yourls To use the web-interface, you need to go to your site.