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Attaches or loads packages

Attaches or loads packages. If a package is not installed, it will be installed from one of the repositories.

Keywords
internal, utilities, programming
Usage
## S3 method for class 'default':
use(pkg, version=NULL, how=c("attach", "load"), quietly=TRUE, warn.conflicts=!quietly,
  install=TRUE, repos=NULL, ..., verbose=FALSE)
Arguments
pkg
A character vector specifying the package(s) to be used.
version
(optional) Version constraint(s) on requested package(s).
how
A character string specifying whether the package should be attached or loaded.
quietly
If TRUE, minimial or no messages are reported.
warn.conflicts
If TRUE, warnings on namespace conflicts are reported, otherwise not.
install
If TRUE and the package is not installed or an too old version is installed, then tries to install a newer version, otherwise not.
repos
(optional) A character vector specifying where to install the package from if not already installed.
...
Additional named arguments passed to require() or requireNamespace().
verbose
If TRUE, verbose output is generated (regardless of quietly).
Value

  • Returns a vector of package_version() for each package attached/loaded. If one of the requested packages/package versions is not available and could not be installed, an error is thrown.

See Also

library() and "base::install.packages".

Aliases
  • use.default
  • use
Examples
use("digest")
  use("digest (>= 0.6.3)")
  use("digest (>= 0.6.3)", repos=c("CRAN", "R-Forge"))
  use("(CRAN|R-Forge)::digest (>= 0.6.3)")
  use("digest, R.rsp (>= 0.9.17)")
Documentation reproduced from package R.utils, version 1.28.4, License: LGPL (>= 2.1)

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