install_github

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Attempts to install a package directly from GitHub.

This function is vectorised on repo so you can install multiple packages in a single command.

Usage
install_github(repo, username = NULL, ref = "master", subdir = NULL, auth_token = github_pat(quiet), host = "https://api.github.com", quiet = FALSE, ...)
Arguments
repo
Repository address in the format username/repo[/subdir][@ref|#pull]. Alternatively, you can specify subdir and/or ref using the respective parameters (see below); if both are specified, the values in repo take precedence.
username
User name. Deprecated: please include username in the repo
ref
Desired git reference. Could be a commit, tag, or branch name, or a call to github_pull. Defaults to "master".
subdir
subdirectory within repo that contains the R package.
auth_token
To install from a private repo, generate a personal access token (PAT) in https://github.com/settings/tokens and supply to this argument. This is safer than using a password because you can easily delete a PAT without affecting any others. Defaults to the GITHUB_PAT environment variable.
host
GitHub API host to use. Override with your GitHub enterprise hostname, for example, "github.hostname.com/api/v3".
quiet
if TRUE suppresses output from this function.
...
Other arguments passed on to install.
Details

Attempting to install from a source repository that uses submodules raises a warning. Because the zipped sources provided by GitHub do not include submodules, this may lead to unexpected behaviour or compilation failure in source packages. In this case, cloning the repository manually using install_git with args="--recursive" may yield better results.

See Also

github_pull Other package installation: install_bioc, install_bitbucket, install_cran, install_git, install_svn, install_url, install_version, install, uninstall

Aliases
  • install_github
Examples
## Not run: 
# install_github("klutometis/roxygen")
# install_github("wch/ggplot2")
# install_github(c("rstudio/httpuv", "rstudio/shiny"))
# install_github(c("hadley/httr@v0.4", "klutometis/roxygen#142",
#   "mfrasca/r-logging/pkg"))
# 
# # Update devtools to the latest version, on Linux and Mac
# # On Windows, this won't work - see ?build_github_devtools
# install_github("hadley/devtools")
# 
# # To install from a private repo, use auth_token with a token
# # from https://github.com/settings/tokens. You only need the
# # repo scope. Best practice is to save your PAT in env var called
# # GITHUB_PAT.
# install_github("hadley/private", auth_token = "abc")
# 
# ## End(Not run)
Documentation reproduced from package devtools, version 1.12.0, License: GPL (>= 2)

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