setup and setupOff are currently deprecated. These may be re-created in a future version. In its place, a user can simply put .libPaths(libs, = FALSE) in their .Rprofile file, where libs is the directory where the packages should be installed and should be a folder with the R version number, e.g., derived by using checkLibPaths(libs).

  RPackageCache = getOptionRPackageCache(),
  standAlone = getOption("Require.standAlone", TRUE),
  verbose = getOption("Require.verbose")

setupOff(removePackages = FALSE, verbose = getOption("Require.verbose"))



Same as RPackageFolders. This is for more consistent naming with Require(..., libPaths = ...).


One or more folders where R packages are installed to and loaded from. In the case of more than one folder provided, installation will only happen in the first one.


See ?RequireOptions.


Logical. If TRUE, all packages will be installed to and loaded from the libPaths only. NOTE: If TRUE, THIS WILL CHANGE THE USER'S .libPaths(), similar to e.g., the checkpoint package. If FALSE, then libPath will be prepended to .libPaths() during the Require call, resulting in shared packages, i.e., it will include the user's default package folder(s). This can be create dramatically faster installs if the user has a substantial number of the packages already in their personal library. Default FALSE to minimize package installing.


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.


Deprecated. Please remove packages manually from the .libPaths()