R CMD INSTALL to install the package. Will also try to install
dependencies of the package from CRAN, if they're not already installed.
install( pkg = ".", reload = TRUE, quick = FALSE, build = !quick, args = getOption("devtools.install.args"), quiet = FALSE, dependencies = NA, upgrade = "ask", build_vignettes = FALSE, keep_source = getOption("keep.source.pkgs"), force = FALSE, ... )
The package to use, can be a file path to the package or a
package object. See
as.package() for more information.
TRUE (the default), will automatically reload the
package after installing.
TRUE skips docs, multiple-architectures,
demos, and vignettes, to make installation as fast as possible.
pkgbuild::build()s the package first:
this ensures that the installation is completely clean, and prevents any
binary artefacts (like
.so) from appearing in your local
package directory, but is considerably slower, because every compile has
to start from scratch.
An optional character vector of additional command line
arguments to be passed to
R CMD INSTALL. This defaults to the
value of the option
TRUE, suppress output.
Which dependencies do you want to check? Can be a character vector (selecting from "Depends", "Imports", "LinkingTo", "Suggests", or "Enhances"), or a logical vector.
TRUE is shorthand for "Depends", "Imports", "LinkingTo" and
NA is shorthand for "Depends", "Imports" and "LinkingTo"
and is the default.
FALSE is shorthand for no dependencies (i.e.
just check this package, not its dependencies).
The value "soft" means the same as
TRUE, "hard" means the same as
You can also specify dependencies from one or more additional fields, common ones include:
Config/Needs/website - for dependencies used in building the pkgdown site.
Config/Needs/coverage for dependencies used in calculating test coverage.
One of "default", "ask", "always", or "never". "default"
respects the value of the
R_REMOTES_UPGRADE environment variable if set,
and falls back to "ask" if unset. "ask" prompts the user for which out of
date packages to upgrade. For non-interactive sessions "ask" is equivalent
FALSE are also accepted and correspond to
"always" and "never" respectively.
TRUE, will build vignettes. Normally it is
build that's responsible for creating vignettes; this argument makes
sure vignettes are built even if a build never happens (i.e. because
build = FALSE).
TRUE will keep the srcrefs from an installed
package. This is useful for debugging (especially inside of RStudio).
It defaults to the option
Force installation, even if the remote state has not changed since the previous install.
additional arguments passed to
when installing dependencies.
quick = TRUE, installation takes place using the current package
directory. If you have compiled code, this means that artefacts of
compilation will be created in the
src/ directory. If you want to avoid
this, you can use
build = TRUE to first build a package bundle and then
install it from a temporary directory. This is slower, but keeps the source
If the package is loaded, it will be reloaded after installation. This is
not always completely possible, see
reload() for caveats.
To install a package in a non-default library, use
Other package installation: