[R] Distributing packages online

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Fri May 5 19:56:37 CEST 2006

There is an example here:


Scroll down to the installation section and look at hblite.R

On 5/5/06, Carlos J. Gil Bellosta <cgb at datanalytics.com> wrote:
> Dear R users,
> A customer of mine has asked me to develop a R-package. The sitiuation
> is as follows:
> 1) Being a special purpose package, it does not merit to be uploaded to
> any CRAN server.
> 2) It is subject to many changes, bug fixes, and the like.
> 3) It has then to be distributed to a relatively large and sparse base
> of users.
> I thought that it would be convenient to have it distributed in the
> following way:
> 1) I upload new versions to a server.
> 2) I provide a function that points to that server and installs it.
> Therefore, users need only invoke this function in order to access the
> last package version.
> Suppose I upload the package to
> http://www.myserver.com/packages/mypackage_X.Y.Z.tar.gz
> Typically, several versions would be stored there.
> The uploading function should be invoked simply. For instance,
> > update.mypackage()
> Can anybody give me a hint as to which would be key command in this
> function how could the uploading function be defined so that the latest
> version would be updated or installed?
> Thank you very much for your help.
> Carlos J. Gil Bellosta
> http://www.datanalytics.com
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