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Collection of package development tools.

Package options

Devtools uses the following options() to configure behaviour:

  • devtools.path: path to use for dev_mode()

  • your name, used when signing draft emails.

  • devtools.install.args: a string giving extra arguments passed to R CMD install by install().

  • a string providing a default Authors@R string to be used in new DESCRIPTIONs. Should be a R code, and look like "Hadley Wickham <> [aut, cre]". See utils::as.person() for more details.

  • devtools.desc.license: a default license string to use for new packages.

  • devtools.desc.suggests: a character vector listing packages to to add to suggests by defaults for new packages.

  • devtools.desc: a named list listing any other extra options to add to DESCRIPTION


Maintainer: Jennifer Bryan (ORCID)


  • Hadley Wickham

  • Jim Hester

  • Winston Chang

Other contributors:

  • RStudio [copyright holder, funder]