RStudio AI Weblog: pins 0.4: Versioning

A brand new model of pins is accessible on CRAN at the moment, which provides assist for versioning your datasets and DigitalOcean Areas boards!

As a fast recap, the pins package deal permits you to cache, uncover and share assets. You need to use pins in a variety of conditions, from downloading a dataset from a URL to creating advanced automation workflows (be taught extra at It’s also possible to use pins together with TensorFlow and Keras; as an example, use cloudml to coach fashions in cloud GPUs, however somewhat than manually copying recordsdata into the GPU occasion, you may retailer them as pins immediately from R.

To put in this new model of pins from CRAN, merely run:

Yow will discover an in depth record of enhancements within the pins NEWS file.

For instance the brand new versioning performance, let’s begin by downloading and caching a distant dataset with pins. For this instance, we’ll obtain the climate in London, this occurs to be in JSON format and requires jsonlite to be parsed:

RStudio Join and Kaggle boards, even for present pins! Different boards like Amazon S3, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean and Microsoft Azure require you explicitly allow versioning when registering your boards.

To check out the brand new DigitalOcean Areas board, first you’ll have to register this board and allow versioning by setting variations to TRUE:

Versioning and DigitalOcean articles. To meet up with earlier releases:

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