cli contains many different spinners, you choose one according to your taste.

get_spinner(which = NULL)

Arguments

which

The name of the chosen spinner. If NULL, then the default is used, which can be customized via the cli.spinner_unicode, cli.spinner_ascii and cli.spinner options. (The latter applies to both Unicode and ASCII displays. These options can be set to the name of a built-in spinner, or to a list that has an entry called frames, a character vector of frames.

Value

A list with entries: name, interval: the suggested update interval in milliseconds and frames: the character vector of the spinner's frames.

Details

options(cli.spinner = "hearts")
fun <- function() {
  cli_progress_bar("Spinning")
  for (i in 1:100) {
    Sys.sleep(4/100)
    cli_progress_update()
  }
}
fun()
options(cli.spinner = NULL)

See also

Other spinners: demo_spinners(), list_spinners(), make_spinner()