Deprecated on 2020-06-24.

expose_imports(
  package,
  character_only = FALSE,
  envir = parent.frame(),
  jobs = 1
)

Arguments

package

Name of the package, either a symbol or a string, depending on character_only.

character_only

Logical, whether to interpret package as a character string or a symbol (quoted vs unquoted).

envir

Environment to load the exposed package imports. You will later pass this envir to make().

jobs

Number of parallel jobs for the parallel processing of the imports.

Value

The environment that the exposed imports are loaded into. Defaults to your R workspace.

Details

Deprecated. This function assigns the objects and functions from the package environment to the user's environment (usually global) so drake can watch them for changes. This used to be the standard way to make drake compatible with workflows implemented as custom analysis packages. Now, the recommendation is to supply getNamespace("yourPackage") to the envir argument of make() and friends. Read https://github.com/ropensci/drake/issues/1286, especially https://github.com/ropensci/drake/issues/1286#issuecomment-649088321, # nolint for details.

Examples

# nolint start if (FALSE) { isolate_example("contain side effects", { # Consider a simple plan that depends on the biglm package. # library(biglm) plan <- drake_plan(model = biglm(y ~ x, data = huge_dataset)) # Even if you load the biglm package, drake still ignores # the biglm() function as a dependency. The function is missing # from the graph: # vis_drake_graph(plan) # And if you install an updated version of biglm with a revised # biglm() function, this will not cause drake::make(plan) # to rerun the model. # This is because biglm() is not in your environment. # ls() # biglm() exists in its own special package environment, # which drake does not scan. # ls("package:biglm") # To depend on biglm(), use expose_imports(biglm) # to bring the objects and functions in biglm into # your own (non-package) environment. # expose_imports(biglm) # Now, the biglm() function should be in your environment. # ls() # biglm() now appears in the graph. # vis_drake_graph(plan) # And subsequent make()s respond to changes to biglm() # and its dependencies. }) } # nolint end