Compacting R Libraries

Kevin Feasel

2019-03-28

R

Dirk Eddelbuettel shows how you can save a lot of space by stripping excess information from R packages:

Back in August of 2017, we wrote two posts #9: Compating your Share Libraries and #10: Compacting your Shared Libraries, After The Buildabout “stripping” shared libraries. This involves removing auxiliary information (such as debug symbols and more) from the shared libraries which can greatly reduce the installed size (on suitable platforms – it mostly matters where I work, i.e. on Linux).

There’s a pretty good space savings in the tidyverse package. H/T R-Bloggers.

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