littler is the first command-line interface for R as it predates
Rscript. It allows for piping as well for shebang scripting via
#!, uses command-line arguments more consistently and still starts faster. It also always loaded the
methods package which
Rscript only started to do in recent years.
littler lives on Linux and Unix, has its difficulties on macOS due to yet-another-braindeadedness there (who ever thought case-insensitive filesystems as a default were a good idea?) and simply does not exist on Windows (yet – the build system could be extended – see RInside for an existence proof, and volunteers are welcome!). See the FAQ vignette on how to add it to your
This release brings two new example scripts and command wrappers (
silenceTwitterAccount.r), along with extensions, corrections, or polish for a number a of other examples as detailed in the
NEWS file entry below.
Changes in littler version 0.3.13 (2021-07-24)
Changes in examples
compiledDeps.rto show which dependencies are compiled
kitten.rscript now passes options ‘bunny’ and ‘puppy’ on to the
pkgKitten::kitten()call; new options to call the Arma and Eigen variants were added
getRStudioServer.rscripts were updated for a change in rvest
Two typos in the
tt.rhelp message were correct (Aaron Wolen in #86)
The message in
Changes in package
Added Continuous Integration runner via
Two vignettes got two extra vignette attributes.
The mkdocs-material documentation input was moved.
The basic unit tests were slightly refactored and updated.
My CRANberries provides a comparison to the previous release. Full details for the littler release are provided as usual at the ChangeLog page, and now also on the new package docs website. The code is available via the GitHub repo, from tarballs and now of course also from its CRAN page and via
install.packages("littler"). Binary packages are available directly in Debian as well as soon via Ubuntu binaries at CRAN thanks to the tireless Michael Rutter.
Comments and suggestions are welcome at the GitHub repo.
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