R Scripting

R packages are managed from the Admin console under Scripting Environments. Simply select the required environment from the relevant drop down in the Properties panel; click the Packages button see which packages have been downloaded to the given environment.

Configure the R Scripting Node


There are four ways in which you can provide the R script:

  • Generate Your Script: get an AI-generated R script based on a given prompt (purple arrow below). Click here to review an example of AI-generated script for the Python node.
  • Marketplace: download a script from the Pyramid Marketplace (red arrow below). Once downloaded, the script will appear in the script window.
  • Pick a Script: open the content manager folder tree to select a script that was built and saved in Pyramid (green arrow below). Once the script is selected, it will appear in the script window.
  • Write or Paste a Script: write or paste a script directly into the script window (blue highlight below).

Use AI to Generate a Script

Pyramid's Generative AI integration lets you use AI to generate R statements. This is useful if you want to generate code quickly, or don't know the syntax, for instance. To do this, click the Gen AI icon from the Properties panel. In the text field at the top of the Generate Your R dialog, enter a description of the query you want to perform.

The dialog for generating your script contains the following fields and buttons:

  • Text Field: enter a description of the query you want to perform and click the arrow to enter your query description and return a it as a script.
  • Script Window: the AI-generated script will appear in the scripting window.
  • Explain Code: open an AI-generated explanation of the script that was returned in the scripting window.
  • Apply: apply the script to the Query node.
  • Cancel: close the dialog without applying any changes.

Explain Code

Use the Explain Script function (arrow) to produce an AI-generated explanation of what the script does. Each time you click the Explain Script button, a new explanation is generated. This explanation can be generated regardless of the method used to generate the script itself. For more information, see Explain Script.

This explanation can be copied, and then pasted to the "Description" field, for instance.

Warning: AI-generated assets are generated from public domain algorithms, which can produce both erroneous and inconsistent or random results. Use at your own risk.

Script Type

You can select a regular script, or a learn and predict script (orange highlight below). Learn and predict scripts are trained on a given data set, and can then be used to make predictions.

  • Click here to learn about learn and predict scripts.


Choose the virtual R environment that uses the required R version and packages (green highlight above).

Pyramid enables Admins to create multiple virtual environments, where each of these environments can use a different R version and different 3rd party packages.


View the list of packages that have been downloaded to the currently selected virtual R environment.

  • Click here to learn about virtual scripting environments.

Inputs and Outputs

The input window is used to configure the column(s) that will be injected into the script. The output window is used to configure the new column(s) that will be produced by the script. You can also determine whether the new column(s) will be added to the existing table (the table to which the R node is connected), or stored in a new a table.

When you download a script from the Marketplace, Pyramid automatically detects the inputs and outputs. When writing a script of choosing a shared script, you'll need to configure the input and output columns yourself. You also have the option to use to let Pyramid auto detect the output from the script.

  • Click here to learn more about scripting inputs and outputs.
  • Click here to learn more about the auto detect function.


Click the preview icon from the script properties to load run the script and preview the results in the Preview panel. Any errors will be displayed in the Error panel.