installr: Using R to Install Stuff (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: 0.17.8
Depends: R (≥ 2.11.0), utils
Suggests: curl, stringr, XML, devtools, rjson, data.table, plyr, ggplot2, sp, tools
OS_type: windows
Published: 2016-05-14
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] (
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_0.17.8.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: not available, r-oldrel: not available
Old sources: installr archive