Using DigitalOcean Boards



In order to use DigitalOcean Spaces as a board, you need an DigitalOcean space and a storage key. You can sign-up and create those from

You can then use the DigitalOcean space, key, secret, and datacenter to authenticate:

board_register_dospace(space = "pinstest",
                       key = "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA",
                       datacenter = "sfo2")

Notice that board_register_dospace() is just an alias with named parameters to board_register(); the previous code is equivalent to:

board_register("dospace", space = "pinstest",
                          key = "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA",
                          secret = "ABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABCA==",
                          datacenter = "sfo2")

Once the board is registered, you can pin and search using pin(), pin_get() and pin_find().


Like in other boards, you can create pins for iris and mtcars by setting board to DigitalOcean space name,

pin(iris, description = "The iris data set", board = "dospace")
pin(mtcars, description = "The motor trend cars data set", board = "dospace")

After a pin is created, the pin also becomes available in the DigitalOcean space; by default, they are created as private datasets.


You can also retrieve pins back from this repo using the now familiar pin_get() function.

pin_get("iris", board = "dospace")
# A tibble: 150 x 5
   Sepal.Length Sepal.Width Petal.Length Petal.Width Species
          <dbl>       <dbl>        <dbl>       <dbl> <fct>  
 1          5.1         3.5          1.4         0.2 setosa 
 2          4.9         3            1.4         0.2 setosa 
 3          4.7         3.2          1.3         0.2 setosa 
 4          4.6         3.1          1.5         0.2 setosa 
 5          5           3.6          1.4         0.2 setosa 
 6          5.4         3.9          1.7         0.4 setosa 
 7          4.6         3.4          1.4         0.3 setosa 
 8          5           3.4          1.5         0.2 setosa 
 9          4.4         2.9          1.4         0.2 setosa 
10          4.9         3.1          1.5         0.1 setosa 
# … with 140 more rows

Notice you can also retrieve an arbitrary file using the path to the file or its URL as well:

pin_get("", board = "dospace")
pin_get("iris/data.csv", board = "dospace")


You can then search pins in your DigitalOcean board using pin_find(), which by default search all boards but you can also explicitly request to use this particular board:

pin_find("data", board = "dospace")
# A tibble: 2 x 4
  name   description                   type  board  
  <chr>  <chr>                         <chr> <chr>  
1 iris   The iris data set             table dospace
2 mtcars The motor trend cars data set table dospace

Notice that the given 'data' search keyword is searched in the name and description fields for the pins available in this repo.

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pins documentation built on Jan. 8, 2021, 2:28 a.m.