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Updates to R packages rarely time up with our terms, often requiring updates to either R or other packages in the middle of the semester causing lost time in the classroom.  Each term we will update this page to include a repository you and your students can use to keep your packages consistent throughout the term. We will ensure the repository is compatible with the version of R and R-Studio installed in all virtual and physical labs. The instructions below include how to point R-Studio to our 'Semester Locked Repository', getting the latest packages from the SU Package Manager, as well as getting the latest packages from CRAN.


Fall 2020 Locked Package Repository - SU Package Manager

  1. Open RStudio

  2. Navigate to Tools > Global Options...

  3. On the Options menu, click on Packages located on the left-hand menu


  4. Under Primary CRAN repository, click Change


  5. Under Custom, enter http://r-packages.syr.edu:4242/prod-cran/306


  6. Click OK

  7. Click Apply

Latest Packages Repository - SU Package Manager

  1. Open RStudio

  2. Navigate to Tools > Global Options...

  3. On the Options menu, click on Packages located on the left-hand menu


  4. Under Primary CRAN repository, click Change


  5. Under Custom, enter http://r-packages.syr.edu:4242/prod-cran/latest


  6. Click OK

  7. Click Apply

CRAN Latest - RStudio

In the case that a package isn't updated in the Latest Packages Repository, the link is malfunctioning, or the link was lost you can use the Global CRAN repository to fulfill your R packages needs.

  1. Open RStudio

  2. Navigate to Tools > Global Options...

  3. On the Options menu, click on Packages located on the left-hand menu


  4. Under Primary CRAN repository, click Change


  5. Under CRAN Mirrors, click on Global (CDN) - RStudio

  6. Click OK

  7. Click Apply