Running an R Script on a Schedule: Azure Functions (Serverless)

timer-trigger in Azure Functions

In this post I will show how I run an R script on a schedule, by making use of ‘serverless’ computing service on the Microsoft Cloud called Azure Functions. In short I will use a custom docker container, install required software, install required r-packages using {renv} and deploy it in the Azure cloud. I program the process in azure such that the it runs once a day without any supervision. [Read More]

Running an R Script on a Schedule: Docker Containers on gitlab

In this tutorial/howto I show you how to run a docker container on a schedule on gitlab. Docker containers are awesome because, once made, they run everywhere! It does not matter what type of computer (Though I believe there is a problem with ARM based vs other CPU’s). you have. Once I build a container you can run my container on a linux box, windows machine or mac. This is also why people love containers for production, you can finally truly pick up a container from development and hand it over to production. [Read More]

Running an R Script on a Schedule: Gh-Actions

Tweeting from github actions

In this tutorial I have an R script that runs every day on github actions. It creates a curve in ggplot2 and posts that picture to twitter. The use case is this: You have a script and it needs to run on a schedule (for instance every day). Other ways to schedule a script I will create a new post for many of the other ways on which you can run an R script on schedule. [Read More]

Running an R Script on a Schedule: Gitlab

Tweeting from gitlab actions

In this tutorial I have an R script that creates a plot and tweets it, it runs every day on gitlab runners. The use case is this: You have a script and it needs to run on a schedule (for instance every day). Other ways to schedule a script I will create a new post for many of the other ways on which you can run an R script on schedule. [Read More]

Running an R Script on a Schedule: Heroku

Tweeting from heroku

In this tutorial I have an R script that runs every day on heroku. It creates a curve in ggplot2 and posts that picture to twitter. The use case is this: You have a script and it needs to run on a schedule (for instance every day). In 2018 I wrote a small post how to run an R script on heroku. The amazing thing is that the bot I created back then is still running! [Read More]

Running an R script on heroku

Automate alllll the things!

In this post I will show you how to run an R script on heroku every day. This is a continuation of my previous post on tweeting a death from wikidata. Why would I want to run a script on heroku? It is extremely simple, you don’t need to spin up a machine in the cloud on AWS, Google, Azure or Nerdalize. You can just run the script and it works. [Read More]

Tweeting daily famous deaths from wikidata to twitter with R and docker

A tweet a day keeps the insanity at bay

In this explainer I walk you through the steps I took to create a twitter bot that tweets daily about people who died on that date. I created a script that queries wikidata, takes that information and creates a sentence. That sentence is then tweeted. For example: A tweet I literally just send out from the docker container I hope you are has excited as I am about this project. [Read More]