I wanted to set up Travis CI long time ago. Finally, I have a chance to do so. There are already many posts on how to do it. I write it down here for my own future reference. Thanks Tao Liu for the instructions. I have been learning a lot from him in collabrating with the MAESTRO project.
- read the official documentation https://docs.travis-ci.com/user/tutorial/
- Jean Fan’s blog post https://jef.works/blog/2019/02/17/automate-testing-of-your-R-package/
- R specific https://docs.travis-ci.com/user/languages/r/
- Blog post from Julia https://juliasilge.com/blog/beginners-guide-to-travis/
go to github marketplace: https://github.com/marketplace.
Travis CI. It is free for open source project. choose the free plan. Click
install for free.
Inside the github repo, create a
.travis.yml file. See an example for the MAESTRO:https://github.com/liulab-dfci/MAESTRO/blob/master/.travis.yml
I also have one for my scclusteval R package.
After setting it up, after each commit or pull request, a test is automatically run in travis and you will get notification to see if the build passed or not. This is really nice!
step 3 Embedding Status Images to the github README
You can embed a buid status badge in the README.md of your github repo following: https://docs.travis-ci.com/user/status-images/