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I’m a big fan of console tools, and I was wondering if there was a way to color the R console output.

I came across this tool called Radian with this attractive tagline.

A 21 century R console

So let’s try it!

## The Dockerfile

I’ve written a short dockerfile with rocker/tidyverse as base image in order to start with batteries included.

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  FROM rocker/tidyverse:latest # -qq: No output except for errors RUN apt-get update -qq && apt-get -y install \ python3-pip && \ pip3 install radian CMD ["radian"] 

Yes it must be shocking for R people, radian is written in … Python.

## Build, Run, Try

 1 2 3 4  # build $docker build --rm --pull -t radian . # run$ docker run -it --rm radian 

Now I can use a awesome looking console! See it in action 1.

1. Example taken from magrittr ↩︎