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An Introduction to Rocker: Docker Containers for R PDF download
Carl Boettiger and Dirk Eddelbuettel

Abstract We describe the Rocker project, which provides a widely-used suite of Docker images with customized R environments for particular tasks. We discuss how this suite is organized, and how these tools can increase portability, scaling, reproducibility, and convenience of R users and developers.

Received: 2017-10-12; online 2017-11-29
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  author = {Carl Boettiger and Dirk Eddelbuettel},
  title = {{An Introduction to Rocker: Docker Containers for R}},
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  journal = {{The R Journal}},
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