pkgload v1.2.0


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Simulate Package Installation and Attach

Simulates the process of installing a package and then attaching it. This is a key part of the 'devtools' package as it allows you to rapidly iterate while developing a package.



R-CMD-check Codecov test coverage

The goal of pkgload is to simulate the process of installing and loading a package, without actually doing the complete process, and hence making package iteration much faster. This was previously part of devtools (it was in fact the original motivation) but has been moved into its own package as part of the devtools conscious uncoupling.


In most cases you will not use pkgload directly, and instead you'll call it via devtools::load_all().


Functions in pkgload

Name Description
dev_example Run a examples for an in-development function.
parse_deps Parse package dependency strings.
ns_env Return the namespace environment for a package.
system.file Replacement version of system.file
load_imports Load all of the imports for a package
run_pkg_hook Run user and package hooks.
unload Unload a package
load_code Load R code.
load_all Load complete package.
package_file Find file in a package.
packages Helper functions for working with development packages.
imports_env Return imports environment for a package
load_dll Load a compiled DLL
load_data Load data.
parse_ns_file Parses the NAMESPACE file for a package
pkg_env Return package environment
pkgtest Return the path to one of the packages in the devtools test dir
inst Get the installation path of a package
is_dev_package Is the package currently under development?
check_suggested Check that the version of an suggested package satisfies the requirements
check_dep_version Check that the version of an imported package satisfies the requirements
help Drop-in replacements for help and ? functions
dev_meta Return devtools metadata environment
has_tests Was devtools installed with tests?
dev_help In-development help for package loaded with devtools
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License GPL-3
Encoding UTF-8
LazyData true
RoxygenNote 7.1.1
NeedsCompilation yes
Packaged 2021-02-22 14:49:14 UTC; jhester
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2021-02-23 12:20:06 UTC

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