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January 30, 2015


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I was there - fantastic job showing how easy checkpoint is to use, and how to address the issues of reproducability! Thank you for the presentation. Very nicely done!

Is checkpoint compatible with packages that are not on CRAN but installed with Github instead?

I ask because increasingly, I am finding useful packages of GitHub, or am using development versions of packages like data.table and dplyr.


@Tommy, checkpoint doesn't do anything special with GitHub packages, but if you use install_github while under checkpoint control, the github package will be installed in the project-specific checkpoint folder just like a CRAN package. If you plan to share your code, I recommend pointing install_github at a specific checkin, so that others can reproduce your results. For example:


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