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Shiny App Dockerfile Automation

Jamie Owen and Colin Gillespie don’t have time to write dockerfiles:

For creating a production deployment of a {shiny} application it is often useful to be able to provide a Docker image that contains all the dependencies for that application. Here we explore how one might go about automating the creation of a Dockerfile that will allow us to build such an image for a {shiny} application.

There are some neat tricks in here.