Installing, Loading, and Detaching R Packages

April 1, 2013

(This article was first published on Analysis with R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

To install a package in R, the function to be used is install.packages. Let say we want to install the ggplot2 package, well simply code this with

To install more than one package, we do this by

Note that in executing the above codes, a dialogue box will pop up asking for the download mirror, just choose the one that’s in or near your country. Now to load these packages, run

And to detach these packages, run

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