This is a set of R Bindings for Selenium 2.0 Remote WebDriver, which you can download from http://selenium-release.storage.googleapis.com/index.html. This binding will not work with the 1.0 version of Selenium.
RSelenium from CRAN, run:
To install the development version from GitHub, run:
# install.packages("remotes") remotes::install_github("ropensci/RSelenium")
To get started using
RSelenium you can look at the introduction vignette located in
RSelenium is installed or run
vignette("basics", package = "RSelenium")
or the basic vignette can be viewed here.
There is a second vignette dealing with running RSelenium on different browsers/OS locally and remotely which can be viewed at Driving OS/Browsers Local and Remote.
Summary of Vignettes
- Driving OS/Browsers Local and Remote
Testing Shiny Apps
- Consider using RStudio’s shinytest package for testing Shiny apps.
- Internet Explorer 11 has retired as of June 15, 2022.
Use Sauce Labs and BrowserStack
user <- "rselenium0" pass <- "*******************************" port <- 80 ip <- paste0(user, ':', pass, "@ondemand.saucelabs.com") browser <- "firefox" version <- "25" platform <- "OS X 10.9" extraCapabilities <- list( name = "Test RSelenium", username = user, accessKey = pass ) remDr <- remoteDriver$new( remoteServerAddr = ip, port = port, browserName = browser, version = version, platform = platform, extraCapabilities = extraCapabilities )
user <- "johnharrison" pass <- "*******************" port <- 80 ip <- paste0(user, ':', pass, "@hub.browserstack.com") extraCapabilities <- list( "browser" = "IE", "browser_version" = "7.0", "os" = "Windows", "os_version" = "XP", "browserstack.debug" = "true" ) remDr <- remoteDriver$new( remoteServerAddr = ip, port = port, extraCapabilities = extraCapabilities )
- chromote: An R implementation of the Chrome DevTools Protocol. It works with Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Vivaldi, and other browsers based on Chromium.
shinytest: For automated testing of Shiny applications, using a headless browser, driven through
webdriver: A client for the ‘WebDriver API’. It allows driving a (probably headless) web browser, and can be used to test web applications, including
Shinyapps. In theory it works with any ‘WebDriver’ implementation, but it was only tested with ‘PhantomJS’.
seleniumPipes: A lightweight implementation of the w3c webdriver specification. It has been built utilising
magrittrso provides an alternative for users who are familiar with piping.
- rwebdriver: R bindings to the Webdriver API
- rdom: Render and parse the DOM from R via phantomjs.
The RSelenium package is licensed under the AGPLv3. The help files are licensed under the creative commons attribution, non-commercial, share-alike license CC-NC-SA.
As a summary, the AGPLv3 license requires, attribution, include copyright and license in copies of the software, state changes if you modify the code, and disclose all source code. Details are in the COPYING file.