Use activate() to write the infrastructure needed to ensure that newly-launched R projects will load the project's private library on launch, alongside any other project-specific state recorded for the project.

activate(project = NULL, profile = NULL)



The project directory. If NULL, then the active project will be used. If no project is currently active, then the current working directory is used instead.


The profile to be activated. When NULL, the default profile is activated instead. See vignette("profiles", package = "renv") for more information.


The project directory, invisibly. Note that this function is normally called for its side effects.

See also

Other renv: deactivate()


if (FALSE) { # activate the current project renv::activate() # activate a separate project renv::activate("~/projects/analysis") }