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Install and load multiple R packages at once
# ipak function: install and load multiple R packages.
# check to see if packages are installed. Install them if they are not, then load them into the R session.
ipak <- function(pkg){
new.pkg <- pkg[!(pkg %in% installed.packages()[, "Package"])]
if (length(new.pkg))
install.packages(new.pkg, dependencies = TRUE)
sapply(pkg, require, character.only = TRUE)
}
# usage
packages <- c("ggplot2", "plyr", "reshape2", "RColorBrewer", "scales", "grid")
ipak(packages)
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Been looking for this function for awhile - Thanks!

DaveInga commented May 9, 2015

Been looking for this function for awhile - Thanks!

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Saved my day. Thanks

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Saved my day. Thanks

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Useful function. Thanks!

Useful function. Thanks!

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Wait a minute... Is this really not in the core ?

Thanks for providing it! 😃 :octocat:

b-long commented Sep 11, 2015

Wait a minute... Is this really not in the core ?

Thanks for providing it! 😃 :octocat:

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+1

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+1

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Awsome Steven

Awsome Steven

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Thanks! Pretty useful

asatito commented Jan 13, 2016

Thanks! Pretty useful

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Thank you very much! Super useful.

Thank you very much! Super useful.

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Hello stevenworthington,
I am not used to R, i am unix administrator. Could you please help to execute r packages in one shot. ( very Urgent)
As i dont have internet to the server, so cran not possble. I download the files locally and perform by this way in R console,

install.packages("/tmp/R_binaries_gz/Rsolnp_1.16.tar.gz", repos=NULL, type="source")

i have to change the package name and execute it manually for the rest of the package.

Thanks in Advance :)

Hello stevenworthington,
I am not used to R, i am unix administrator. Could you please help to execute r packages in one shot. ( very Urgent)
As i dont have internet to the server, so cran not possble. I download the files locally and perform by this way in R console,

install.packages("/tmp/R_binaries_gz/Rsolnp_1.16.tar.gz", repos=NULL, type="source")

i have to change the package name and execute it manually for the rest of the package.

Thanks in Advance :)

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danpritts Mar 17, 2016

Using R 3.2.3 on linux. The if (length(new.pkg)) test is always returning true, so the packages are all being reinstalled even when not necessary.

Using R 3.2.3 on linux. The if (length(new.pkg)) test is always returning true, so the packages are all being reinstalled even when not necessary.

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Espanta Apr 23, 2016

You can check and use lubripack package which is an s3 package on github. It is a bit easier and robust to use. github/espanta/lubripack -> here

Espanta commented Apr 23, 2016

You can check and use lubripack package which is an s3 package on github. It is a bit easier and robust to use. github/espanta/lubripack -> here

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MatthewSchumwinger May 5, 2016

Just what I need after upgrading to latest version of R. Good stuff. Thank you.

MatthewSchumwinger commented May 5, 2016

Just what I need after upgrading to latest version of R. Good stuff. Thank you.

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Thanks for this ! I honestly use this in all my R!

Thanks for this ! I honestly use this in all my R!

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Thanks a lot!

Thanks a lot!

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Thanks! Huge help

Thanks! Huge help

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Thanks!!

Thanks!!

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Awesome Thanks!!!

Awesome Thanks!!!

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Hintza Jun 17, 2017

Thanks!

Hintza commented Jun 17, 2017

Thanks!

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Sarmentor Jul 14, 2017

Thanks, I've changed it a little and added top 100 packages. This was useful in a new fresh R installation I had to do. You might have failing packages depending on your system features or installed libraries. You might have to run it several times to install every package. Best

ipak <- function(pkg){
new.pkg <- pkg[!(pkg %in% installed.packages()[, "Package"])]
if (length(new.pkg))
install.packages(new.pkg, dependencies = TRUE)
sapply(pkg, require, character.only = TRUE)
}
packages <- c("ggplot2", "plyr", "reshape2", "RColorBrewer", "scales", "grid", c("plyr","digest","ggplot2","colorspace","stringr","RColorBrewer","reshape2","zoo","proto","scales","car","dichromat","gtable","munsell","labeling","Hmisc","rJava","mvtnorm","bitops","rgl","foreign","XML","lattice","e1071","gtools","sp","gdata","Rcpp","MASS","Matrix","lmtest","survival","caTools","multcomp","RCurl","knitr","xtable","xts","rpart","evaluate","RODBC","tseries","DBI","nlme","lme4","reshape","sandwich","leaps","gplots","abind","randomForest","Rcmdr","coda","maps","igraph","formatR","maptools","RSQLite","psych","KernSmooth","rgdal","RcppArmadillo","effects","sem","vcd","XLConnect","markdown","timeSeries","timeDate","RJSONIO","cluster","scatterplot3d","nnet","fBasics","forecast","quantreg","foreach","chron","plotrix","matrixcalc","aplpack","strucchange","iterators","mgcv","kernlab","SparseM","tree","robustbase","vegan","devtools","latticeExtra","modeltools","xlsx","slam","TTR","quantmod","relimp","akima","memoise"))
ipak(packages)

Sarmentor commented Jul 14, 2017

Thanks, I've changed it a little and added top 100 packages. This was useful in a new fresh R installation I had to do. You might have failing packages depending on your system features or installed libraries. You might have to run it several times to install every package. Best

ipak <- function(pkg){
new.pkg <- pkg[!(pkg %in% installed.packages()[, "Package"])]
if (length(new.pkg))
install.packages(new.pkg, dependencies = TRUE)
sapply(pkg, require, character.only = TRUE)
}
packages <- c("ggplot2", "plyr", "reshape2", "RColorBrewer", "scales", "grid", c("plyr","digest","ggplot2","colorspace","stringr","RColorBrewer","reshape2","zoo","proto","scales","car","dichromat","gtable","munsell","labeling","Hmisc","rJava","mvtnorm","bitops","rgl","foreign","XML","lattice","e1071","gtools","sp","gdata","Rcpp","MASS","Matrix","lmtest","survival","caTools","multcomp","RCurl","knitr","xtable","xts","rpart","evaluate","RODBC","tseries","DBI","nlme","lme4","reshape","sandwich","leaps","gplots","abind","randomForest","Rcmdr","coda","maps","igraph","formatR","maptools","RSQLite","psych","KernSmooth","rgdal","RcppArmadillo","effects","sem","vcd","XLConnect","markdown","timeSeries","timeDate","RJSONIO","cluster","scatterplot3d","nnet","fBasics","forecast","quantreg","foreach","chron","plotrix","matrixcalc","aplpack","strucchange","iterators","mgcv","kernlab","SparseM","tree","robustbase","vegan","devtools","latticeExtra","modeltools","xlsx","slam","TTR","quantmod","relimp","akima","memoise"))
ipak(packages)

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thanks a lot!

thanks a lot!

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Thanks

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Thanks

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I am new to R.
We have a setup like, R (R is on Linux) is connected to SAP HANA. We have a request to install R-packages.
Packages: rJava,RODBC,RJDBC,DBI,monmlp,AMORE,pmml,XML,arules,caret,reshape,plyr,foreach,iterators,adabag,randomForest,ggplot2

Can some one please let us know, How to install them.
As far i know, To install R- packages - i need to download R-package and install them by using command : Ex:
install.packages("/tmp/R_binaries_gz/Rsolnp_1.16.tar.gz", repos=NULL, type="source")

Here are my question now:

  1. How to check package is installed or not in Linux.
  2. How to check list of packages installed in R-server - Linux.
  3. Where to check error logs.
  4. How to uninstall the R- package in Linux.
  5. Is this package saved in to File syste level or Database level. In our case Database is HANA.

Could some one be kind and help me here.

I am new to R.
We have a setup like, R (R is on Linux) is connected to SAP HANA. We have a request to install R-packages.
Packages: rJava,RODBC,RJDBC,DBI,monmlp,AMORE,pmml,XML,arules,caret,reshape,plyr,foreach,iterators,adabag,randomForest,ggplot2

Can some one please let us know, How to install them.
As far i know, To install R- packages - i need to download R-package and install them by using command : Ex:
install.packages("/tmp/R_binaries_gz/Rsolnp_1.16.tar.gz", repos=NULL, type="source")

Here are my question now:

  1. How to check package is installed or not in Linux.
  2. How to check list of packages installed in R-server - Linux.
  3. Where to check error logs.
  4. How to uninstall the R- package in Linux.
  5. Is this package saved in to File syste level or Database level. In our case Database is HANA.

Could some one be kind and help me here.

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