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 updates the helper scripts to download nighlies of RStudio Server and Desktop to their new naming scheme, adds a downloader for Quarto, extends the
roxy.r wrapper with a new option, and updates the
configure setting as requestion by CRAN and more. See the
NEWS file entry below for more.
Changes in littler version 0.3.14 (2021-10-05)
Changes in examples
Updated RStudio download helper to changed file names
Added a new option to
Added a downloader for Quarto command-line tool
Changes in package
configurefiles were updated to the standard of
autoconfversion 2.69 following a CRAN request
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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