[R] how to deal with deprecated functions

Nestor Toledo nto|edo@b|o| @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Dec 4 20:07:36 CET 2019

Hello everyone, even I'm not fluent in coding, R has become a 
fundamental part of my daily work as a researcher and I'm very much 
grateful for such a wonderful, open tool. However, I have faced in many 
opportunities the problems associated with updates/upgrades of packages. 
Frequently packages developers modify command syntax or directly 
deprecate entire functions. This becomes a nuisance, since I must to 
recode my scripts partially or totally, or even search for alternative 
functions in other packages. Is there any solution to this, other than 
skip updates or keeping old versions installed in a different folder? 
Could be acceptable ask developers to do not deprecate functions but 
keep them as "legacy" ones or similar?

Thanks in advance and I apologize for my deficient English grammar

Dr. Néstor Toledo
División Paleontología Vertebrados
ntoledo using fcnym.unlp.edu.ar
Unidades de Investigación Anexo Museo FCNyM-UNLP
Av. 60 y 122
B1900FWA (B1906CXT)  La Plata, Argentina
Tel. 54 221 422 8451 int 115 of 115

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