Code to Transfer Package Library

Want to update R AND keep all your packages? Here is the code I used, and this is the website I got it from: https://www.datascienceriot.com/how-to-upgrade-r-without-losing-your-packages/kris/

1. Before you upgrade, build a temp file with all of your old packages.

tmp <- installed.packages()
installedpkgs <- as.vector(tmp[is.na(tmp[,"Priority"]), 1])
save(installedpkgs, file="installed_old.rda")

2. Install the new version of R and let it do it’s thing.

3. Once you’ve got the new version up and running, reload the saved packages and re-install them from CRAN.

load("installed_old.rda")
tmp <- installed.packages()
installedpkgs.new <- as.vector(tmp[is.na(tmp[,"Priority"]), 1])
missing <- setdiff(installedpkgs, installedpkgs.new)
install.packages(missing)
update.packages()

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