The miner package provides a few simple functions to manipulate the Minecraft world from R. The intent of this package is to encourage new R users to learn R by writing scripts to do fun things in Minecraft.
See the online book, R Programming with Minecraft, for details on setting up a Minecraft server and using this package, and for a variety of detailed examples. The package also contains a short vignette on its basic use.
Here are a few of the things you can do with miner:
Write words on a hillside:
Render a photograph as a wall of blocks:
Or the R logo:
Generate a random maze in R, and create it in the world for players to explore:
This player is operated by a bot trying to find its way out of the maze via a rule-based algorithm:
Give the player the powers of Elsa:
or create towers of ice with a gesture:
Write a bot to play a game with players over chat:
And, of course, make
ggplot plots in Minecraft:
The craft package includes additional functions that illustrate and extend the use of miner. Contributors who want to extend the functionality of miner should submit a pull request to the craft package.
R Programming with Minecraft is a bookdown book about R and Minecraft, and particularly about using Minecraft with the miner package. Contributors who want to add documentation should submit a pull request to the miner_book repository on Github.
About this package
This package was created as part of the ROpenSci unconference in May, 2017 by: