Computations on the Dependency Hierarchy of Packages
Find (recursively) dependencies or reverse dependencies of packages.
package_dependencies(packages = NULL, db, which = c("Depends", "Imports", "LinkingTo"), recursive = FALSE, reverse = FALSE)
- a character vector of package names.
- character matrix as from available.packages(), or data frame variants thereof. Alternatively, a package database like the one available from http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/packages.rds.
- a character vector listing the types of
dependencies, a subset of
c("Depends", "Imports", "LinkingTo", "Suggests", "Enhances"). Character string
"all"is shorthand for that vector, character string
"most"for the same vector without
- logical: should (reverse) dependencies of (reverse) dependencies (and so on) be included?
- logical: if
FALSE(default), regular dependencies are calculated, otherwise reverse dependencies.
Named list with one element for each package in argument
packages, each consists of a character vector naming the (recursive) (reverse) dependencies of that package.For given packages which are not found in the db,
NULLentries are returned, as opposed to
character(0)entries which indicate no dependencies.
## Not run: # pdb <- available.packages() # deps <- package_dependencies(packages = "MASS", pdb, # which = c("Depends", "Imports", "LinkingTo", "Suggests"), # recursive = TRUE, reverse = TRUE) # length(deps$MASS) # ## End(Not run)
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