For work, I mostly do analysis projects where the end result is a Rmd file that I knit to HTML. The workflow is beautiful, use the SQL engine to pull data, use ggplot and formattable so everything looks nice, add I can rerun it whenever I need… but then I end up emailing an HTML file which the person has to download and then open for it to display correctly .
I feel like there has to be a better way but no amount of googling has helped me (so I assume I’m looking for incorrect terms). At my last job we had a VPN so it was easy to run a server there and post them without worrying about authenticating users, but here we don’t have a VPN.
In an ideal world, I could make a blogdown site where a person authenticates with their google account, and it has to be of our work domain to get access, but at this point I’m open to any solution where I am not emailing it and crossing my fingers that they don’t use the gmail preview feature that strips a lot of elements. Bonus points if I could apply the same strategy to a shiny app in the future since it’s only a matter of time until that’s driving me crazy too.
Thanks in advance for any advice!