Download a .zip file of the module and extract (unzip) it to a user-specified location.

downloadModule(name, path, version, repo, data, quiet, quickCheck = FALSE,
  overwrite = FALSE)


  # S4 method for character,character,character,character,logical,logical,ANY,logical
downloadModule(name,
  path, version, repo, data, quiet, quickCheck = FALSE, overwrite = FALSE)


  # S4 method for character,missing,missing,missing,missing,missing,ANY,ANY
downloadModule(name,
  quickCheck, overwrite)

# S4 method for character,ANY,ANY,ANY,ANY,ANY,ANY,ANY
downloadModule(name, path,
  version, repo, data, quiet, quickCheck = FALSE, overwrite = FALSE)

Arguments

name

Character string giving the module name.

path

Character string giving the location in which to save the downloaded module.

version

The module version to download. (If not specified, or NA, the most recent version will be retrieved.)

repo

GitHub repository name, specified as "username/repo". Default is "PredictiveEcology/SpaDES-modules", which is specified by the global option spades.moduleRepo. Only master branches can be used at this point.

data

Logical. If TRUE, then the data that is identified in the module metadata will be downloaded, if possible. Default FALSE.

quiet

Logical. This is passed to download.file (default FALSE).

quickCheck

Logical. If TRUE, then the check with local data will only use file.size instead of digest::digest. This is faster, but potentially much less robust.

overwrite

Logical. Should local module files be overwritten in case they exist? Default FALSE.

Value

A list of length 2. The first element is a character vector containing a character vector of extracted files for the module. The second element is a tbl with details about the data that is relevant for the function, including whether it was downloaded or not, and whether it was renamed (because there was a local copy that had the wrong file name).

Details

Currently only works with a public GitHub repository, where modules are in a modules directory in the root tree on the master branch. Module .zip files' names should contain the version number and be inside their respective module folders (see zipModule for zip compression of modules).

Note

downloadModule uses the GITHUB_PAT environment variable if a value is set. This alleviates 403 errors caused by too-frequent downloads. Generate a GitHub personal access token at https://github.com/settings/tokens.

The default is to overwrite any existing files in the case of a conflict.

See also

zipModule for creating module .zip folders.