R can use multiple archives: CRAN, BioConductor and Omegahat have been supported for years. It is equally easy to add local archives from the same machine, or local network, or university / company network as well as other publically available repositories. This function aids in the process, and defaults to adding a ‘drat’ archive at GitHub under the given account.
addRepo(account, alturl) add(...)
Character vector with one or more GitHub account for which a ‘drat’ archive is to be added.
Alternative repo specification with a complete url
string. If ‘alturl’ is provided, a single ‘account’
must be provided as well. For file-based access, the URL format
has to follow the
For the aliases variant, a catch-all collection of parameters.
This function retrieves the current set of repositories (see
getOption("repos") for the current values) and adds
(or overwrites) the entry for the given ‘account’. For
non-GitHub repositories an alternative URL can be specified as
‘alturl’ (and assigned to ‘account’ as well).
An aliased function
add is also available, but not exported
NAMESPACE to not clobber a possibly unrelated function;
use it via
The altered set of repositories
## Not run: addRepo("drat") # adds GitHub repo via default URL addRepo(c("eddelbuettel", "ghrr")) # ditto but adds two repos at once addRepo("LocalRepo", "file:/nas/R/repo") # adds local file-based repo, # assumes you can read /nas/R/repo ## End(Not run)
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