Code snippets are reusable bits of code that can be easily inserted into a notebook. Code snippets offer numerous benefits to developers, and can be used to:
automate repetitive tasks
ensure consistent coding styles
The following sections will show you how to add, use, edit, and delete snippets in notebook workspaces.
Code Assist looks for snippets in a
snippets/ directory in the root of the repository or project. Any
.R files in this directory are loaded as snippets, and the sub-folder structure is maintained in the Snippets menu.
Here’s an example structure of the
snippets/ ├── python │ ├── general │ │ └── sort-dictionary.py │ └── models │ ├── classification.py │ └── regression.py └── r ├── general │ └── list-to-data-frame.R └── markdown ├── letter.Rmd ├── proposal.Rmd └── report.Rmds
The following sections show the two ways to add new snippets:
Import from a Git repository
Manually add a snippet
A snippet library can be added by linking a Git repository with a
snippets/ directory in its root to your Domino project.
Use standard Git workflows to edit snippets in your repository.
You can also add snippets directly in a workspace.
Enable snippet edit mode by clicking the pencil icon in the context menu:
Enter the snippet code and click on.
Enter the name of the snippet and select the repository to store the snippet. Click thebutton.
To sync the snippet back to Git, open File Changes in the left-hand sidebar and click Select and sync on the Imported Repositories section.
Hover over theicon to show a popup menu. Select the Insert snippet item from the menu.
Navigate through the folders until you find the snippet you’re looking for. Select a snippet to see its contents.
Click thebutton to insert the snippet into the active cell.
When snippets are updated in a Git repository, you must pull in the changes to see the updates in your workspace.
Click on pull in the Imported Repositories section.
Click refresh to reload snippets.