yum: ‘YAML’ Utilities & More
The goal of
yum is to provide a number of functions to work with files that contain one or more ‘YAML’ fragments. Several packages (the
justifier packages) leverage the ‘YAML’ format to facilitate systematic encoding of information in a format that is both machine- and human-readable. The
yum package provides a number of functions to facilitate this in a uniform manner with minimal dependencies (i.e. only
data.tree to enable additional functionality).
You can install the released version of
yum from CRAN with:
You can install the development version of
yum from GitLab with:
(assuming you have
devtools installed; otherwise, install that first using the
yum was created to have minimal dependencies. It requires yaml : : yaml to be able to actually load (parse) the extracted YAML fragments, and you will often want to have data.tree : : data.tree available to organise the results in a tree if they have a hierarchical structure. Therefore,
yum does have some dependencies through those two suggested packages. Of these,
yaml only has one dependency, but
data.tree has quite a few more.