Updating R and your R packages

Because sometimes: you have to


Andrew MacDonald


November 11, 2022

Doctor, update thyself

I teach a few R workshops a year, and I often send out the typical “make sure R and Rstudio is up-to-date, using these helpful links. And then of course the workshop starts, and all the class notices that I myself have not updated R in .. 7 months.

When I do decide to do it, I find I often need to google the correct procedure. In the spirit of this blog, here is a short note detailing the process, inspired by this stackoverflow note