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Creating an OpenAI Account

  • Visit OpenAI’s website and sign up for an account.
  • Follow the instructions to verify your account.

Creating an OpenAI API Key

  • Once logged in, navigate to the API section in your account settings.
  • Follow the instructions to create a new API key. More detailed steps can be found in OpenAI’s API documentation.

Setting the OpenAI API Key in .Renviron

To modify the .Renviron file:

For a persistent setting, add the following line to .Renviron, replacing "<APIKEY>" with your actual API key:


Save the file and restart your R session for the changes to take effect.

Caution: Ensure .Renviron is included in your .gitignore file to avoid exposing your API key with version control systems like GitHub or GitLab.

Important Note: OpenAI API requires valid payment details in your OpenAI account to function. This is a restriction imposed by OpenAI and is unrelated to this package.