Use this function to install the latest release of arrow, to switch to or from a nightly development version, or on Linux to try reinstalling with all necessary C++ dependencies.

install_arrow(
nightly = FALSE,
binary = Sys.getenv("LIBARROW_BINARY", TRUE),
use_system = Sys.getenv("ARROW_USE_PKG_CONFIG", FALSE),
minimal = Sys.getenv("LIBARROW_MINIMAL", FALSE),
verbose = Sys.getenv("ARROW_R_DEV", FALSE),
repos = getOption("repos"),
...
)

## Arguments

nightly logical: Should we install a development version of the package, or should we install from CRAN (the default). On Linux, value to set for the environment variable LIBARROW_BINARY, which governs how C++ binaries are used, if at all. The default value, TRUE, tells the installation script to detect the Linux distribution and version and find an appropriate C++ library. FALSE would tell the script not to retrieve a binary and instead build Arrow C++ from source. Other valid values are strings corresponding to a Linux distribution-version, to override the value that would be detected. See vignette("install", package = "arrow") for further details. logical: Should we use pkg-config to look for Arrow system packages? Default is FALSE. If TRUE, source installation may be faster, but there is a risk of version mismatch. This sets the ARROW_USE_PKG_CONFIG environment variable. logical: If building from source, should we build without optional dependencies (compression libraries, for example)? Default is FALSE. This sets the LIBARROW_MINIMAL environment variable. logical: Print more debugging output when installing? Default is FALSE. This sets the ARROW_R_DEV environment variable. character vector of base URLs of the repositories to install from (passed to install.packages()) Additional arguments passed to install.packages()

## Details

Note that, unlike packages like tensorflow, blogdown, and others that require external dependencies, you do not need to run install_arrow() after a successful arrow installation.

arrow_available() to see if the package was configured with necessary C++ dependencies. vignette("install", package = "arrow") for more ways to tune installation on Linux.