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pacman: pacman version 0.4.1

Tyler Rinker; Dason Kurkiewicz; Keith Hughitt; Devin Pastoor

NEWS Versioning

Releases will be numbered with the following semantic versioning format:


And constructed with the following guidelines:

  • Breaking backward compatibility bumps the major (and resets the minor and patch)
  • New additions without breaking backward compatibility bumps the minor (and resets the patch)
  • Bug fixes and misc changes bumps the patch
CHANGES IN pacman VERSION 0.3.1 - 0.4.1


  • Support for Bioconductor packages added compiments of Keith Hughitt. See #62

  • p_boot added to generate a string for the standard pacman script header that, when added to scripts, will ensure pacman is installed before attempting to use it. pacman will attempt to copy this string (standard script header) to the clipboard for easy cut and paste.

  • p_version_cran (p_ver_cran) added to check R/package version currently available on CRAN.

  • p_version_diff (p_ver_diff) added to determine version difference between a local package and CRAN.

  • p_old added to search for outdated packages.

  • p_install_version_gh and p_install_current_gh added as partners to p_install_version for GitHub packages. Thanks to Steve Simpson for this:


  • p_functions sorts the functions alphabetically before returning them.

  • p_path now takes a package as an agument, allowing the user to return the path to individual packages as well.


  • p_version returns a numeric version for p_version("R") to allow for logical comparisons.
CHANGES IN pacman VERSION 0.2.0 - 0.3.0
  • The first installation of pacman

  • Package designed to assist in package related tasks.

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