This details my motivation and efforts in creating dockerterm, an R package the provides an RStudio Addin for running a Docker container in the RStudio terminal. Recently I’ve been using Docker quite a bit with various projects I’m working on. I’ve always liked the idea of Docker, but as I’ve become more familiar with it I’ve started to really appreciate its magic. As a “way too brief” overview, Docker provides a convenient way to manage system dependencies by creating lightweight virtual environments known as containers.