Sourcing an R Script from Dropbox

Working on my R bootcamp materials and I thought it would be handy to get the bootcamp computers setup by sourcing an R script that will install all necessary non-core packages in it. The problem? How to deploy this script efficiently. A quick method would be to simply source the script from a public Dropbox share. But, as the BioBucket points out, it isn't that straightforward!

So I created a simple little function called source_dropbox to handle this work. It is hosted as a Gist on GitHub for others to use.


Next up, sourcing a Gist!