[Rd] improving the performance of install.packages

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd @end|ng |rom deb|@n@org
Sat Nov 9 16:35:22 CET 2019


Doing this well "horizontally" (across different OSs even though for just one
domain, like CRAN and R) is difficult.

We have decent "vertical" solutions (with one OS / distro) for (at least
some) use / deployment cases as I show in a brief blog post and video here



Installing either 'tidyverse' or 'rstan' reduces to a single 'apt-get
install' command invocation which installs everything needed in a minute or
two. In a vertical stack, we can control for other OS-specific dependencies
which is powerful.  But it doesn't span across OSs. Covering installations
both "horizontally" and "vertically" is hard.


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