By Peng Zhao | January 26, 2019
Most R beginners think that developing an R package is a mission impossible. It is not true. With the new function
packr() , users can create a user-defined useful R packages easily. They can specify in
packr()a group of packages (e.g. foo_1, foo_2, foo_x) which they often use and the new package name, say
foobar, then a new package called
foobar will be generated.
When loading the
foobar function, the package group, i.e. foo_1, foo_2, and foo_x are loaded simultaneously. Moreover, a few functions are available in the
foobar package , which are well documented in the help. Briefly speaking, these functions can update the package group to the latest versions, check the conflicts with other loaded packages, list the dependencies, and so on. The user can share the
foobar package to friends or the community as well.