[R] loading an updated version of a package during an active R session?
rlevy at ucsd.edu
Thu Apr 10 00:26:12 CEST 2008
I am developing a package and I want to be able to load an updated
version of the package from within an active R session. Suppose, for
example, I have a function f within a package X. In my active R
session, I have already loaded X. Then I change the R source code of f
within X and rebuild the package as a .tar.gz file on the command line with
R CMD build X
Within my R session, is there a way to reload X such that the updated
definition of f will be used? I have tried:
> install.packages("X.tar.gz", repos=NULL, type="source")
but this seems to use the old version of f. Any suggestions would be
Many thanks in advance!
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