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Deprecation in R

After my recent article on marking deprecated code in Python, I had to do the same thing in R. It’s included in the language (in The R Base Package).


I’m a big fan of console tools, and I was wondering if there was a way to color the R console output.

I came across this tool called Radian with this attractive tagline.

A 21 century R console

So let’s try it!


R packages have often funny names. littler stands for little R, this means lower case r.