Argo is a command line tool that works from the command prompt, powershell, or terminal windows on Windows, Linux, and MacOS. Argo manages and runs docker images to provide access to customized R environments. The images come with preconfigured R and RStudio versions, a collection of standard packages, and LaTeX configuration.
Familiar with errors when updating a package from CRAN while you’re not working in the latest version of R? Those days are over with Argo! Argo ensures that the data scientist never encounters clashes between non-matching versions of R, R packages, Rstudio and LaTeX, by using date-matched R version and packages, and CTAN-pinned LaTeX typesetting. qPharmetra’s R environments are based on the popular Rocker Project images, and customized to fit our pharmacometrics workflow.
Argo is fully integrated into qPharmetra’s workflow and available as open source tool for anyone to standardize their R-based data science. Go and check it out on GitHub!