A few weeks ago we introduced the drat package. Its name stands for drat R Archive Template, and it helps with easy-to-create and easy-to-use repositories for R packages. Two early blog posts describe drat: First Steps Towards Lightweight Repositories, and Publishing a Package.
A new version 0.0.2 is now on CRAN. It adds several new features:
- beginnings of native git support via the excellent new git2r package,
- a new helper function to prune a repo of older versions of packages (as R repositories only show the newest release of a package),
- improved core functionality in inserting a package, and adding a repo.
Courtesy of CRANberries, there is a comparison to the previous release. More detailed information is on the drat page.
This post by Dirk Eddelbuettel originated on his Thinking inside the box blog. Please report excessive re-aggregation in third-party for-profit settings.