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Model Deployment and Plumber#

This resource showcases how to expose a machine learning model built in R via a Plumber API. A model is first trained and saved as an .rds file. The Plumber file loads this saved model from disk, interprets data submitted via POST request, and returns a JSON object containing predictions based on the input data. A simple Shiny app is provided to interact with the API. Click here for source code.


Train a simple model that predicts MPG.

cars_model <- lm(mpg ~ cyl + hp, data = mtcars)
saveRDS(cars_model, here::here("R", "model-api", "cars-model.rds"))


Build an API that predicts MPG based on user inputs and the trained model.

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Prediction app#

Use a Shiny app to predicts MPG based from the API.


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