Remove (uninstall) R packages.

remove(packages, ..., library = NULL, project = NULL)



A character vector of R packages to remove.


Unused arguments, reserved for future expansion. If any arguments are matched to ..., renv will signal an error.


The library from which packages should be removed. When NULL, the active library (that is, the first entry reported in .libPaths()) is used instead.


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.


A vector of package records, describing the packages (if any) which were successfully removed.


if (FALSE) { # disable automatic snapshots auto.snapshot <- getOption("") options( = FALSE) # initialize a new project (with an empty R library) renv::init(bare = TRUE) # install digest 0.6.19 renv::install("digest@0.6.19") # save library state to lockfile renv::snapshot() # remove digest from library renv::remove("digest") # check library status renv::status() # restore lockfile, thereby reinstalling digest 0.6.19 renv::restore() # restore automatic snapshots options( = auto.snapshot) }