littler is the first command-line interface for R as it predates
Rscript. It allows for piping as well for shebang scripting via
#!, uses command-line arguments more consistently and still starts faster. It also always loaded the
methods package which
Rscript only started to do in recent years.
littler lives on Linux and Unix, has its difficulties on macOS due to yet-another-braindeadedness there (who ever thought case-insensitive filesystems as a default where a good idea?) and simply does not exist on Windows (yet – the build system could be extended – see RInside for an existence proof, and volunteers are welcome!). See the FAQ vignette on how to add it to your
This release adds a new helper / example script
installBioc.r for BioConductor package installation, generalizes the
roxy.r a little, and polished a couple of other corners.
NEWS file entry is below.
Changes in littler version 0.3.10 (2020-06-02)
Changes in examples
update.rscript only considers writeable directories.
rcc.rscript tries to report full logs by setting
tt.rscript has an improved
Several installation and updating scripts set
A new script
install2.rwas generalized (Sergio Oller in #78).
roxy.rscript was extended a little.
Changes in package
- Travis CI now uses R 4.0.0 and the bionic distro
CRANberries provides a comparison to the previous release. Full details for the littler release are provided as usual at the ChangeLog page. The code is available via the GitHub repo, from tarballs and now of course also from its CRAN page and via
install.packages("littler"). Binary packages are available directly in Debian as well as soon via Ubuntu binaries at CRAN thanks to the tireless Michael Rutter.
Comments and suggestions are welcome at the GitHub repo.