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Add a (drat) repository to the current session

R can use multiple archives: CRAN, BioConductor and Omegahat have been supported for years. It is equally easy to add local archives from the same machine, or local network, or university / company network as well as other publically available repositories. This function aids in the process, and defaults to adding a ‘drat’ archive at GitHub under the given account.

Usage
addRepo(account, alturl)

add(...)

Arguments
account

Character vector with one or more GitHub account for which a ‘drat’ archive is to be added.

alturl

Alternative repo specification with a complete url string. If ‘alturl’ is provided, a single ‘account’ must be provided as well. For file-based access, the URL format has to follow the file:/some/path/ format starting with ‘file’ followed by a single colon.

...

For the aliases variant, a catch-all collection of parameters.

Details

This function retrieves the current set of repositories and adds (or overwrites) the entry for the given ‘account’. For non-GitHub repositories an alternative URL can be specified as ‘alturl’ (and assigned to ‘account’.

An aliased function add is also available, but not exported via NAMESPACE to not clobber a possibly unrelated function; use it via drat:::add().

Value

The altered set of repositories

Aliases
  • add
  • addRepo
  • drat:::add
Examples
# NOT RUN {
  addRepo("drat")                            # adds GitHub repo via default URL
  addRepo(c("eddelbuettel", "ghrr"))         # ditto but adds two repos at once

  addRepo("LocalRepo", "file:/nas/R/repo")   # adds local file-based repo,
                                             # assumes you can read /nas/R/repo
# }
Documentation reproduced from package drat, version 0.1.4, License: GPL (>= 2)

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