R is great for installing software. Through the 'installr' package you can automate the updating of R (on Windows, using updateR()) and install new software. Software installation is initiated through a GUI (just run installr()), or through functions such as: install.Rtools(), install.pandoc(), install.git(), and many more. The updateR() command performs the following: finding the latest R version, downloading it, running the installer, deleting the installation file, copy and updating old packages to the new R installation.
|Author||Tal Galili [aut, cre, cph] (http://www.r-statistics.com), Barry Rowlingson [ctb], Boris Hejblum [ctb], Dason [ctb], Felix Schonbrodt [ctb], G. Grothendieck [ctb], GERGELY DAROCZI [ctb], Heuristic Andrew [ctb], James [ctb] (http://stackoverflow.com/users/269476/james), Thomas Leeper [ctb] (http://thomasleeper.com/), VitoshKa [ctb], Yihui Xie [ctb] (http://yihui.name), Michael Friendly [ctb] (http://datavis.ca/), Kornelius Rohmeyer [ctb] (http://algorithm-forge.com/techblog/), Dieter Menne [ctb], Tyler Hunt [ctb] (https://github.com/JackStat), Takekatsu Hiramura [ctb] (https://github.com/hiratake55), Berry Boessenkool [ctb] (https://github.com/BerryBoessenkool), Jonathan Godfrey [ctb] (https://github.com/ajrgodfrey), Tom Allard [ctb]|
|Date of publication||2016-11-06 00:24:02|
|Maintainer||Tal Galili <email@example.com>|
add.installr.GUI: Adds a menu based GUI for updating R within Rgui
add_load_installr_on_startup_menu: Add menu item for having installr load on startup
add_remove_installr_from_startup_menu: Add menu item for having installr NOT load on startup
add_to_.First_in_Rprofile.site: Add a code line to Rprofile.site .First
ask.user.for.a.row: Asks the user for a row number from a data.frame table
ask.user.yn.question: Asks the user for one yes/no question.
barplot_package_users_per_day: barplot for the number of users installation of a package
browse.latest.R.NEWS: See the NEWS file for the latest R release
check.for.updates.R: Checks if there is a newer version of R
check.integer: Check if a number is integer
checkMD5sums2: Check and Create MD5 Checksum Files
copy.packages.between.libraries: Copies all packages from one library folder to another
cranometer: Measures the speed of downloading from different CRAN mirrors
create.global.library: Creates a global library folder
download_RStudio_CRAN_data: Download RStudio CRAN mirror data files into a folder
fetch_tag_from_Rd: Access tag elements from R's Rd file
file.name.from.url: Extract the file name from some URL
format_RStudio_CRAN_data: Format the RStudio CRAN mirror data into the data.table...
freegeoip: Geolocate IP addresses in R
get.installed.R.folders: Returns folder names with R installations
get_pid: Find the pid of a process by name
get_Rscript_PID: Get the running "Rscript" processes PID
get_tasklist: Get the running processes in windows task manager
install.7zip: Downloads and installs 7-Zip for windows
install.CMake: Downloads and installs CMake for windows
install.Cygwin: Downloads and installs Cygwin for windows
install.FFmpeg: Downloads and installs FFmpeg for windows
install.git: Downloads and installs git and git-gui for windows
install.GitHub: Downloads and installs GitHub for windows
install.GraphicsMagick: Downloads and installs GraphicsMagick for windows
install.ImageMagick: Downloads and installs ImageMagick for windows
install.LaTeX2RTF: Downloads and installs LaTeX2RTF for windows
install.LyX: Downloads and installs LyX for windows
install.MikTeX: Downloads and installs MikTeX for windows
install.notepadpp: Downloads and installs Notepad++ for windows
install.npptor: Downloads and installs NppToR for windows
install.packages.zip: Downloads and installs a ZIP R package Binary (for Windows)...
install.pandoc: Downloads and installs pandoc
install.python: Downloads and installs python 2 or 3
installr: Installing software from R
install.R: Downloads and installs the latest R version
install.Rdevel: Downloads and installs the latest Rdevel version
installr-package: Using R to Install Stuff (Such As: R, Rtools, RStudio, Git,...
install.RStudio: Downloads and installs RStudio for windows
install.Rtools: Downloads and installs Rtools
install.SWFTools: Downloads and installs SWFTools for windows
install.Texmaker: Downloads and installs Texmaker for windows
install.URL: Downloads and runs a .exe installer file for some software...
is.empty: Checks if an object is empty (e.g: of zero length)
is.exe.installed: Checks if some .exe is available in on the Windows machine...
is_in_.First_in_Rprofile.site: Remove a code line from Rprofile.site .First
is.Rgui: Checks if the R session is running within Rgui (Windows OS)
is.RStudio: Checks if the R session is running within RStudio
is.windows: Checks if the running OS is windows
kill_all_Rscript_s: kill (i.e.: stop) all running "Rscript" processes
kill_pid: kill (i.e.: stop) running processes by there pid
kill_process: kill (i.e.: stop) running processes by there process name
lineplot_package_downloads: barplot for the number of users installation of a package
load_installr_on_startup: Have the installr package load on startup
most_downloaded_packages: Most downloaded packages
myip: What is my IP
os.hibernate: Hibernate the operating system (Windows) through a shell...
os.lock: Locks the operating system (Windows) through a shell command
os.manage: Gives managing option to the current OS (shutdown, restart,...
os.restart: Restarts the operating system (Windows) through a shell...
os.shutdown: Shut down the operating system with the command 'shutdown'
os.sleep: Sleeps the operating system (Windows) through a shell command
package_authors: Access (and clean) author elements from R's Rd file
pkgDNLs_worldmapcolor: Worldmap colored by the number of downloads for a given...
read_RStudio_CRAN_data: Reads RStudio CRAN mirror data files from a folder
remove_from_.First_in_Rprofile.site: Remove a code line from Rprofile.site .First
remove.installr.GUI: Removes the menu based GUI for updating R within Rgui
rename_r_to_R: Rename files' extensions in a folder from .r to .R
require2: Loading Packages (and Installing them if they are missing)
restart_RGui: Restart RGui from RGui
rm_installr_from_startup: Remove installr from startup
R_version_in_a_folder: Get the version of the R installed in a folder
source.https: Read R Code from a File in an https URL
system.PATH: Returns the search path for executable files
turn.number.version: Turns a vector of version-numbers back to version-character
turn.version.to.number: Turns version to number (for a vector of values)
turn.version.to.number1: Turns version to number (for 1 value only)
uninstall.packages: uninstalls (removes) Installed Packages
uninstall.R: Uninstall an R version
updateR: Checks for the latest R version, and if there is a newer...
up_folder: Performs "up-level" on a folder string
xlsx2csv: Converts xls(x) to csv using VB