To install the package, you have to download the latest version of
the package from the
repository. This is fairly easy to achieve using the
install_github function in the
package. If you run the following code in R:
if (!require("devtools")) install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github( "metapsy-project/metapsyTools", build_vignettes = TRUE)
R will automatically check if
devtools is installed on
your computer, and install it for you if necessary; download the
metapsyTools package from Github; and install the package.
Following a succesfull installation, the package can be loaded from your
library and is then ready to be used.
During the installation process, you may receive the following prompts:
## These packages have more recent versions available. ## Which would you like to update? ## ## 1: All ## 2: CRAN packages only ## 3: None ## 4: ggpubr (0.2.2 -> 0.2.3) [CRAN] ## 5: zip (2.0.3 -> 2.0.4) [CRAN] ## ## Enter one or more numbers, or an empty line to skip updates:
When you get this message, it is best to tell the installation
manager that no packages should be updated. In our example, this means
3 into the console and then hitting Enter. In the
same vein, when the installation manager asks this question:
## There are binary versions available but the source versions are later: ## ## [...] ## ## Do you want to install from sources the package which needs compilation? ## y/n:
It is best to choose
n (no). If the installation fails
with this strategy (meaning that you get an Error), run the installation
again, but update all packages this time.
metapsyTools package is under active development and
after some time, a new version may be available. You can check the
current version of of
metapsyTools installed on your
computer using this code:
The header of this website displays the most recent version of the package available for users. To use novel functionalities integrated into the package since your last installation, you have to update the package version that you have locally on your computer.
To update the package, you first have to de-install the current version on your computer. You can do this using the following code:
# Note: this code assumes you are working with RStudio remove.packages("metapsyTools") .rs.restartR()
You can then use the same code as used above to (re-)install the latest package version.