This converts a specification like PredictiveEcology/Require@development into separate columns, "Account", "Repo", "Branch", "GitSubFolder" (if there is one)

parseGitHub(pkgDT, verbose = getOption("Require.verbose"))



A pkgDT data.table.


Numeric or logical indicating how verbose should the function be. If -1 or -2, then as little verbosity as possible. If 0 or FALSE, then minimal outputs; if 1 or TRUE, more outputs; 2 even more. NOTE: in Require function, when verbose >= 2, the return object will have an attribute: attr(.., "Require") which has lots of information about the processes of the installs.


parseGitHub returns a data.table with added columns.


parseGitHub turns the single character string representation into 3 or 4: Account, Repo, Branch, SubFolder.