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A new version of RcppAPT — our interface from R to the C++ library behind the awesome
apt-cache, … commands and their cache — is now on CRAN.
It adds three new commands to the package. Two are relatively simple:
dumpPackage() displays information about a given package, similar to what
apt-cache showsrc and
apt-cache showpkg, respectively, would reveal. Lastly, the
buildDepends() function retrieves all build-dependencies for a packages. This should come in handy for automated tested for which I have some plans.
A bit more information is on the package page here as well as as the GitHub repo.
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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