Load Multiple Packages at Once in R (Example)

 

In this tutorial, I’ll illustrate how to load several add-on packages with one line of code in the R programming language.

The article consists of these content blocks:

Let’s dive right in.

 

Creation of Example Data

As first step, we need to specify a vector of package names:

my_packages <- c("dplyr", "mice", "stringr")           # Create vector of packages

We have stored the names of three packages in the character vector my_packages. In the next step, I’ll show how to load all of these packages at once…

 

Example: Load Multiple Packages at Once in R

If we want to load multiple packages at once to R, we can use a combination of the lapply() and require() functions:

lapply(my_packages, require, character.only = TRUE)    # Load multiple packages

After running the previous R code, all packages in the vector my_packages are loaded to R.

 

Video, Further Resources & Summary

I have recently released a video on my YouTube channel, which shows the topics of this article. You can find the video below.

 

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Furthermore, you may want to read the other posts of this homepage:

 

Summary: In this article you learned how to load a list of packages to RStudio. Please let me know in the comments below, in case you have further questions.

 



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