yearn: Use and if Needed Install Packages from CRAN, BioConductor, CRAN Archive, and GitHub

This tries to attach a package if you have it; if not, it tries to install it from BioConductor or CRAN; if not available there, it tries to install it from the cran mirror on GitHub, which includes packages that have been removed from CRAN; if not available there, it looks for a matching other package on GitHub to install. Note this is sloppy practice and prone to all sorts of risks. However, there are use cases, such as quick scripting, or in a class where students already know best practices, where this can be useful. yearn was inspired by teaching in PhyloMeth, a course funded by an NSF CAREER award to the author (NSF DEB-1453424).

Version: 0.1.3
Depends: R (≥ 3.3.0)
Imports: githubinstall, devtools, BiocInstaller
Suggests: testthat
Published: 2018-01-12
Author: Brian O'Meara [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Brian O'Meara <omeara.brian at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: yearn results


Reference manual: yearn.pdf
Package source: yearn_0.1.3.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: yearn_0.1.3.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: yearn_0.1.1.tgz
Old sources: yearn archive


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