install_dev() retrieves the package DESCRIPTION from the CRAN mirror and looks in the 'URL' and 'BugReports' fields for GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket URLs. It then calls the appropriate install_() function to install the development package.

install_dev(package, cran_url = getOption("repos")[["CRAN"]], ...)



The package name to install.


The URL of the CRAN mirror to use, by default based on the 'repos' option. If unset uses ''.


Additional arguments passed to install_github(), install_gitlab(), or install_bitbucket() functions.

See also


if (FALSE) { # From GitHub install_dev("dplyr") # From GitLab install_dev("iemiscdata") # From Bitbucket install_dev("argparser") }