Run shiny app from Github repository

Hi all,

I am trying to call my R-Shiny app from my Github repository using the following command in R:
- shiny::runGitHub('KaranHub', 'KaranKakouei')

However, I do get the following error:
- Downloading https://github.com/KaranKakouei/KaranHub/archive/master.tar.gz
Error in utils::download.file(url, method = method, ...) :
can not open URL 'https://github.com/KaranKakouei/KaranHub/archive/master.tar.gz'

It works when I open Shiny examples of other users (e.g., "shiny::runGitHub('shiny_example', 'rstudio')")

Is there any extra step that needs to be accomplished to make it work? I would be more than happy if you could help me solve this issue. Thanks!

Kind regards
Karan

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Hi, by default the runGithub function is looking for the code on the master branch,
it seems that you have a custom branch called main, therefore you need to specify that in the function arguments ref="main".
Also, we need to pass the repo name first (or specify the names of the variables in arguments).
So, the final function call should be:
runGitHub('KaranHub','KaranKakouei', ref="main")
Good luck.

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Oh that's right. Thank you so much for your response!

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