Updating R to latest version in R studio on Windows

Updating the existing R version to the latest version from R studio itself on Windows. Simple, yet appealing!

#install the Installr package

install.packages(“installr”)

#load the package

library(installr)

#use the updateR() function

updateR()

After this, follow the self explanatory dialogue boxes that appear during the installation process. In this process, R asks if you want to MOVE your packages(not copy) from your older version to the newer version. You can click yes. This will move the packages into the newer version and erase them in the older version. If you already have the latest version installed(3.5.2), updateR() function returns a message box that says: “No need to update.You are using the latest R version: R version 3.5.2(2018-12-20)” I updated my version today and also learnt this newer way of updating R version. Hope this helps!! To learn more, please visit the source:

Updating R from R (on Windows) – using the {installr} package

SQL Christmas Tree using SQL server Spatial data

SQL is an amazing tool, if we know to use it the right way. Using the concept of the SQL server spatial data and some mathematics, I have built this Christmas tree the SQL way!!. Attached is the image of the output. The code is as below. You too can run the code for yourself and generate the tree.

Note: After Executing the code, to see the image, Click on the “Spatial results” tab below in the results window, Uncheck the ‘Show Grid lines’ box in the right pane. You will be able to see the image.
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