Collection of Utility Functions

A handy collection of utility functions designed to aid in package development, plotting and scientific research. Package development functionalities includes among others tools such as cross-referencing package imports with the description file, analysis of redundant package imports, editing of the description file and the creation of package badges for GitHub. Some of the other functionalities include automatic package installation and loading, plotting points without overlap, creating nice breaks for plots, overview tables and many more handy utility functions.

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The goal of hgutils is to aid in package development, plotting, scientific functions and more.


hgutils can be installed from CRAN with:


You can install hgutils from github with:

# install.packages("devtools")


  • 16-09-2018: v0.2.3 Initial Release
  • 22-11-2018: v0.2.5 Addition of flowchart utils and more options for package loading and startup() function. Removed XML as dependency and fixed a few bugs.

Reference manual

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0.2.7 by H.G. van den Boorn, a year ago

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Browse source code at

Authors: H.G. van den Boorn [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports crayon, dplyr, grDevices, limSolve, magrittr, stats, stringr, utils

Suggests methods, testthat

See at CRAN