loadRepDD {reposTools}R Documentation

A function to retreive a repository data frame

Description

This function will retrieve teh repository dataframe from a specified repository, and return it ot the user.

Usage

loadRepDD(repURL, repDD = "repdatadesc.rda", method)

Arguments

repURL The URL of the repository
repDD The filename of the remote file.
method Method used for file downloads. See download.file, defaults to auto

Details

Argument 'repDD' should remain the default in almost all cases.

This function will connect to a specified repository and attempt to download any repdatadesc.rda file that is present. There is not necessarily such a file in every repository, as some repositories are data-less (only containing links).

Value

A dataframe representing the 'repdatadesc' information for the specified repository, or NULL on failure.

Author(s)

Jeff Gentry

See Also

repdatadesc-class,getReposEntry

Examples

   rDf <- loadRepDD("http://www.bioconductor.org/repository/sample/package")

[Package reposTools version 1.8.0 Index]