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code_to_plan(), plan_to_code(), and plan_to_notebook() together illustrate the relationships between drake plans, R scripts, and R Markdown documents.





A file path to an R script or knitr report.


This feature is easy to break, so there are some rules for your code file:

  1. Stick to assigning a single expression to a single target at a time. For multi-line commands, please enclose the whole command in curly braces. Conversely, compound assignment is not supported (e.g. target_1 <- target_2 <- target_3 <- get_data()).

  2. Once you assign an expression to a variable, do not modify the variable any more. The target/command binding should be permanent.

  3. Keep it simple. Please use the assignment operators rather than assign() and similar functions.


plan <- drake_plan(
  raw_data = read_excel(file_in("raw_data.xlsx")),
  data = raw_data,
  hist = create_plot(data),
  fit = lm(Ozone ~ Temp + Wind, data)
file <- tempfile()
# Turn the plan into an R script a the given file path.
plan_to_code(plan, file)
#> Loading required namespace: styler
# Here is what the script looks like.
cat(readLines(file), sep = "\n")
#> raw_data <- read_excel(file_in("raw_data.xlsx"))
#> data <- raw_data
#> fit <- lm(Ozone ~ Temp + Wind, data)
#> hist <- create_plot(data)
# Convert back to a drake plan.
#> # A tibble: 4 × 2
#>   target   command                             
#>   <chr>    <expr_lst>                          
#> 1 raw_data read_excel(file_in("raw_data.xlsx"))
#> 2 data     raw_data                            
#> 3 fit      lm(Ozone ~ Temp + Wind, data)       
#> 4 hist     create_plot(data)