```
x <- package_version(c("1.2-4", "1.2-3", "2.1"))
x < "1.4-2.3"
c(min(x), max(x))
x[2, 2]
x$major
x$minor
if(getRversion() <= "2.5.0") { ## work around missing feature
cat("Your version of R, ", as.character(getRversion()),
", is outdated.\n",
"Now trying to work around that ...\n", sep = "")
}
x[[c(1, 3)]] # '4' as a numeric vector, same as x[1, 3]
x[1, 3] # 4 as an integer
x[[2, 3]] <- 0 # zero the patchlevel
x[[c(2, 3)]] <- 0 # same
x
x[[3]] <- "2.2.3"; x
```

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