Report Versions of Third-Party Software

Description

Report versions of (external) third-party software used.

Usage

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Details

The reports the versions of third-party software libraries in use. These are often external but might have been compiled into R when it was installed.

With dynamic linking, these are the versions of the libraries linked to in this session: with static linking, of those compiled in.

Value

A named character vector, currently with components

zlib

The version of zlib in use.

bzlib

The version of bzlib (from bzip2) in use.

xz

The version of liblzma (from xz) in use.

PCRE

The version of PCRE in use.

ICU

The version of ICU in use (if any, otherwise "").

TRE

The version of libtre in use.

iconv

The implementation and version of the iconv library in use (if known).

readline

The version of readline in use (if any, otherwise "").

Note that the values for bzlib and pcre normally contain a date as well as the version number, and that for tre includes several items separated by spaces, the version number being the second.

For iconv this will give the implementation as well as the version, for example "GNU libiconv 1.14", "glibc 2.18" or "win_iconv" (which has no version number).

See Also

libcurlVersion for the version of libCurl.

La_version for the version of LAPACK in use.

grSoftVersion for third-party graphics software.

tclVersion for the version of Tcl/Tk.

pcre_config for PCRE configuration options.

Examples

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extSoftVersion()
## the PCRE version
sub(" .*", "", extSoftVersion()["PCRE"])

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