I'm planning a beginner's workshop for R and tidyverse as part of a scientific meeting in West Africa. We'll present our results and then have a workshop to show people how to reproduce the results as a way of introducing R. Here's the catch:
- I cannot send instructions ahead of time and expect people to come ready for the workshop.
- I cannot rely on any internet connection during the workshop to download R, RStudio, or packages.
I'm thinking that I can bring participants a USB with the installers for R, RStudio, and package source files. Here are my questions:
Can anyone point me to good resources for this type of thing so I don't reinvent the wheel for explaining to complete novices how to install the software and packages from source?
If I want to have people install packages from source, do I need to include all of the dependencies as source files too (and dependencies of dependencies...)? Or are dependencies bundled into the main package source files? (remember, no internet connection to download dependencies on the fly).