installr (0.16.0)

Using R to Install Stuff (Such As: R, Rtools, RStudio, Git, and More!).

R is great for installing software. Through the 'installr' package you can automate the updating of R (on Windows, using updateR()) and install new software. Software installation is initiated through a GUI (just run installr()), or through functions such as: install.Rtools(), install.pandoc(), install.git(), and many more. The updateR() command performs the following: finding the latest R version, downloading it, running the installer, deleting the installation file, copy and updating old packages to the new R installation.

Maintainer: Tal Galili
Author(s): Tal Galili [aut, cre, cph] (, Barry Rowlingson [ctb], Boris Hejblum [ctb], Dason [ctb], Felix Schonbrodt [ctb], G. Grothendieck [ctb], GERGELY DAROCZI [ctb], Heuristic Andrew [ctb], James [ctb] (, Thomas Leeper [ctb] (, VitoshKa [ctb], Yihui Xie [ctb] (, Michael Friendly [ctb] (, Kornelius Rohmeyer [ctb] (, Dieter Menne [ctb], Tyler Hunt [ctb] (, Takekatsu Hiramura [ctb] (, Berry Boessenkool [ctb] (

License: GPL-2

Uses: XML, ggplot2, rjson, sp, data.table, plyr, devtools
Reverse suggests: reports, RInno

Released almost 2 years ago.