When supporting colleagues within my organisation, I'd like to encourage them to provide a reproducible example (reprex) using the reprex package, however I'm aware that embedding images in reprex rendered code uses the IMGUR hosting facility. This is likely not a big deal for the majority of posting situations - when posting here or to Stack Overflow or Github - but I feel uneasy about uploading images with proprietary data to an external hosting service. Would reprex work with other sharing services e.g. Onedrive? Or could the images be (are they?) self-contained in the HTML?
Interesting topic, another use case would be when people are connected through a firewall or proxy server that blocks traffic to IMGUR.
reprex is only setting by default a knitr option called
upload.fun to the function in knitr
upload.fun in https://yihui.org/knitr/options/#package-options
You can provide your own function if you want.
knitr::imgur_upload is an example.
You can find another in example for flicker in this old script
You can create a function based on this example: it must take a file in input and return a url in output I guess.
setting this options in a reprex will apply to the reprex code. for example, as shown in
?reprex, you can add
#+ setup, include = FALSE knitr::opts_knit$set(upload.fun = my_upload_fun)
in your reprex code to change the option. if
my_upload_fun = identity for example, no file will be publish to imgur - can be useful for some reprex.
Hope it helps.
I think this is worthy of a feature request on Github, asking for more uploading options (including non) from the
reprex() function itself.
There is already such discussion in reprex
Thanks for pointing me to that thread. I think that answers my question. Sorry I couldn't find that issue / discussion earlier.
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