[Rd] [RFC] A case for freezing CRAN

Hadley Wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 15:17:47 CET 2014

> What would be more useful in terms of reproducibility is the capability of
> installing a specific version of a package from a repository using
> install.packages(), which would require archiving older versions in a
> coordinated fashion. I know CRAN archives old versions, but I am not aware
> if we can programmatically query the repository about this.

See devtools::install_version().

The main caveat is that you also need to be able to build the package,
and ensure you have dependencies that work with that version.



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