drat 0.1.0: Even more repository support

August 8, 2015
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(This article was first published on Thinking inside the box , and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

drat and double drat

A new version 0.1.0 of the drat package arrived on CRAN today. Its name stands for drat R Archive Template, and it helps with easy-to-create and easy-to-use repositories for R packages, and is finding increasing by other projects.

This version 0.1.0 builds on the previous releases and now adds complete support for binaries for both Windows and OS X. This builds on what had been added in the previous release 0.0.4.

This and other new features are listed below:

  • updated vignettes
  • more complete support for binaries thanks to work by Jan Schulz, Matt Jones and myself
  • new support to (optionally) archive existing packages thanks to Thomas Leeper
  • various smaller fixes.

Also of note: The rOpenSci project now uses drat to distribute their code, and Carl Boettiger has written a nice blog post about it.

Courtesy of CRANberries, there is a comparison to the previous release. More detailed information is on the drat page.

This post by Dirk Eddelbuettel originated on his Thinking inside the box blog. Please report excessive re-aggregation in third-party for-profit settings.

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