Jetpack promises simple R package management
- 14 June, 2018 20:00
The new open source Jetpack package manager promises to make it easier to manage project dependences for code written in the R language.
Jetpack provides a way to specify project dependencies in a single file and enables project collaboration. When other collaborators pull the latest version of code, they run
jetpack install to have all dependencies installed on their PC. This process makes it easy to forge a reproducible environment.
Jetpack also uses the Packrat dependency management system for R to set up a virtual environment.
Where to download Jetpack
You can download Jetpack from GitHub.