Episode 5: Basic Package Management

Posted on Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 | Category: Podcast
After a brief delay here’s episode 5 of the R-Podcast. In this episode: R 2.15.0 released, listener feedback, and discussion on basic package management. I discuss helpful resources for finding packages,installation procedures, and how to determine what packages are installed in your R system, among other considerations. If you are interested in providing a listener tip about R in audio format, please call the voicemail hotline at +1-269-849-9780 or record a short mp3 or ogg audio clip and send it to theRcast(at)gmail.com . Hope you enjoy the episode!

Show Notes

Episode 5 Time Stamps

00:00 The R-Podcast #005 Basic Package Management
00:32 Introduction
01:06 R 2.15.0 "Easter Beagle" released
02:01 Listener Feedback
09:02 What is a package?
12:00 Libraries
13:33 What packages do you have?
19:36 Finding packages
33:26 Installing packages
46:12 Using packages
51:08 Updating packages
58:12 Wrapping up: subscribe to the podcast, theRcast(at)gmail.com, + 1-269-849-9780
61:14 End


Eric Nantz

Eric Nantz

Eric Nantz is a principal research scientist at a large life sciences company, creating innovative analytical pipelines and capabilities supporting study designs and analyses. Outside of his day job, Eric is passionate about connecting with the R community as the creator/host of the R-Podcast, Shiny Developer Series, and a curator / podcast host for the R Weekly project. Plus, he likes to share his adventures with R and general computing on Twitch livestreams at twitch.tv/rpodcast.