is the first command-line interface for R as it predates
Rscript. It allows for piping as well for shebang
#!, uses command-line arguments more
consistently and still starts
faster. It also always loaded the
methods package which
Rscript only began to do in recent years.
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
PATH. A few examples
are highlighted at the Github repo:, as well
as in the examples
This release contains a fair number of small changes and improvements to some of the example scripts is run daily.
The full change description follows.
Changes in littler version 0.3.19 (2023-12-17)
Changes in examples scripts
The help or usage text display for
check.rhas been improved, expanded or corrected, respectively
installDeps.rhas a new argument for dependency selection
An initial 'single test file' runner
tttf.rhas been added
r2u.rhas two new options for setting / varying the Debian build version of package that is built, and one for BioConductor builds, one for a 'dry run' build, and a new
installP3M.rhave been updates to reflect the name changes
installRub.rnow understands 'package@universe' too
tt.rflips the default of the
service provides a comparison to the
previous release. Full details for the littler
release are provided as usual at the ChangeLog
page, and also on the package docs website.
The code is available via the GitHub repo, from
tarballs and now of course also from its CRAN page and
install.packages("littler"). Binary packages are
available directly in Debian as
well as (in a day or two) Ubuntu binaries at
CRAN thanks to the tireless Michael Rutter.
Comments and suggestions are welcome at the GitHub repo.
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