webR Standalone REPL in React + Vite
webR offers a very neat REPL. I thought it might be interesting/fun to isolate the REPL into a standalone React + Vite project in Stackblitz. Thanks very much to the lead author of
webR George Stagg who generously approved this fork of their amazing work.
I am still trying to think of use cases for this project in Stackblitz. It seems having this readily available for the world to use, share, and embed (with no install) on the web is nice, but with a little imagination I believe we can do even more with this or something like it. For instance, I think we could change to add R script(s) in
public for them to load in the
webR virtual filesystem to populate the top left. Maybe we can leverage Bob Rudis’ amazing
pkgtrap and brilliant book Making Portable CLIs With WebR. Or maybe it is just easier to use the smaller isolated version to learn. I would love to hear your ideas.
Here is how it looks if we embed the Stackblitz project.