installr: Using R to Install Stuff on Windows OS (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.

Version: 0.23.4
Depends: R (≥ 2.14.0)
Imports: stringr, utils
Suggests: curl, XML, devtools, rjson, data.table, plyr, ggplot2, sp, tools, pkgbuild (≥ 1.1.0), testthat (≥ 2.1.0), mockery, R.utils
Published: 2022-11-12
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.installr
Author: 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] (, Jonathan Godfrey [ctb] (, Tom Allard [ctb], ChingChuan Chen [ctb], Jonathan Hill [ctb], Chan-Yub Park [ctb] (, Gerhard Nachtmann [ctb], Russ Hyde [ctb], Lyndon D'Arcy [ctb] (, Gerhard Burger [ctb] (, Adrian Hordyk [ctb] (, Arthur Gailes [ctb] (
Maintainer: Tal Galili <tal.galili at>
License: GPL-2
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS ChangeLog
CRAN checks: installr results


Reference manual: installr.pdf


Package source: installr_0.23.4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): installr_0.23.4.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): installr_0.23.4.tgz, r-release (x86_64): installr_0.23.4.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): installr_0.23.4.tgz
Old sources: installr archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: RInno
Reverse suggests: BrailleR, HVT


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