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shiny server with dependencies for a data explorer
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Docker for Shiny Server

This is a Dockerfile for Shiny Server on Debian "testing". It is based on the r-base image, and has been modified to include basic dependencies to run a data explorer application.

The image is available from Docker Hub.


To run a temporary container with Shiny Server:

docker run --rm -p 3838:3838 vanessa/shiny

To expose a directory on the host to the container use -v <host_dir>:<container_dir>. The following command will use one /srv/shinyapps as the Shiny app directory and /srv/shinylog as the directory for logs. Note that if the directories on the host don't already exist, they will be created automatically.:

docker run --rm -p 3838:3838 \
    -v /srv/shinyapps/:/srv/shiny-server/ \
    -v /srv/shinylog/:/var/log/ \

If you have an app in /srv/shinyapps/appdir, you can run the app by visiting http://localhost:3838/appdir/. (If using boot2docker, visit

In a real deployment scenario, you will probably want to run the container in detached mode (-d) and listening on the host's port 80 (-p 80:3838):

docker run -d -p 80:3838 \
    -v /srv/shinyapps/:/srv/shiny-server/ \
    -v /srv/shinylog/:/var/log/ \


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