Jetpack: The newest addition to the package manager family
It’s new; it’s fresh: it’s friendly! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Jetpack, a package manager for R and the newest arrival among package managers!
It is time to welcome the newest addition to the package manager family!
So far, it offers support for deployment in server and Docker while there’s ongoing work to provide support for Heroku with the R dependency management system, Packrat.
For now, let’s have a closer look at the basic commands.
Install –Install packages for a project using
Add – You can add a new package using
jetpack add dplyr, add a specific version with
jetpack add firstname.lastname@example.org or add from GitHub or another remote source using
jetpack add dplyr --remote=github::tidyverse/dplyr
Update – You can update a package using
jetpack update dplyr
Remove – You can remove a package using
jetpack remove dplyr os remove a remote with
jetpack remove dplyr --remote=github::tidyverse/dplyr
Eager to give it a try? Jetpack is available for download on GitHub.
What is Jetpack up against?
Speaking of package managers, let’s see what competition Jetpack is currently facing.
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