Keeping up to date

Semi-regularly, we release a new major (v5.1 → v6.0) or minor (v6.0 → v6.1) version of DataSHIELD. In these updates, the functionality, stability and test coverage improves, and is worth using over the previous version. Please use these simple instructions to quickly and easily get back up to date whenever you see on our forums or our twitter that we’ve made a new release.

How to update packages

  • Open R, RStudio, RGui or whichever R client you are running

  • To update all packages in R (adviseable)

1 2 # R > update.packages()
  • to update only the DataSHIELD dsBaseClient package :

1 2 # R > update.packages(repos=c(getOption('repos'), ''))