My question is this: Can I install R packages on the Alteryx server without voiding support or damaging Alteryx, using the tool at https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Knowledge-Base/Install-R-Packages/ta-p/41265?
I have some R code that I would like to run on the Alteryx Gallery, but it uses the caret package. I have used this app to install the caret package locally for use with the Alteryx designer, and my code works with this package installed.
I am a bit scared to install additional packages on the server based on the statement in this post: https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Knowledge-Base/Use-Case-Using-Additional-R-Packages-Times-S...
A cautionary note: As of the time of this writing (May 2016, newest version of Designer is 10.5), it's important to ensure that you only install packages that do not come with the Alteryx Predictive tools installation. You may end up installing a different version of a package that is used with the Predictive tools, and the conflicting versions can cause errors in these tools. We are currently working on an improvement that will solve this problem. The improvement should be available with the 10.6 Predictive release.