The R-Podcast Episode 5: Basic Package Management

April 15, 2012
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(This article was first published on The R-Podcast, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

After a brief delay here’s episode 5 of the R-Podcast. In this episode: R 2.15.0 released, listener feedback, and discussion on basic package management. I discuss helpful resources for finding packages, installation procedures, and how to determine what packages are installed in your R system, among other considerations. If you are interested in providing a listener tip about R in audio format, please call the voicemail hotline at +1-269-849-9780 or record a short mp3 or ogg audio clip and send it to theRcast(at)gmail.com . Hope you enjoy the episode!

The following resources are mentioned in this episode:

Episode 5 Time Stamps

00:00 The R-Podcast #005 Basic Package Management
00:32 Introduction
01:06 R 2.15.0 "Easter Beagle" released
02:01 Listener Feedback
09:02 What is a package?
12:00 Libraries
13:33 What packages do you have?
19:36 Finding packages
33:26 Installing packages
46:12 Using packages
51:08 Updating packages
58:12 Wrapping up: subscribe to the podcast, theRcast(at)gmail.com, + 1-269-849-9780
61:14 End

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