Software Option Settings Manager for R

Provides option settings management that goes beyond R's default 'options' function. With this package, users can define their own option settings manager holding option names, default values and (if so desired) ranges or sets of allowed option values that will be automatically checked. Settings can then be retrieved, altered and reset to defaults with ease. For R programmers and package developers it offers cloning and merging functionality which allows for conveniently defining global and local options, possibly in a multilevel options hierarchy. See the package vignette for some examples concerning functions, S4 classes, and reference classes. There are convenience functions to reset par() and options() to their 'factory defaults'.


An Option Settings Manager for R.

From R:


To install the github version, you need to have the devtools package installed.



version 0.2.4

  • support for limiting option values
  • option names that were not defined when creating the options manager are now ignored with a warning.

version 0.2.2

  • bugfix: graphs device altered after loading package.

version 0.2.1

  • added reset_par(), reset_options()

version 0.1.0

  • initial CRAN release

Reference manual

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0.2.7 by Mark van der Loo, 5 months ago

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Browse source code at

Authors: Mark van der Loo

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports grDevices, graphics

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, tinytest

Imported by PPRL, ProfoundData, RFishBC, Ryacas0, atable, dcmodify, fcaR, validate, weaana.

See at CRAN