Get R package descriptions

September 15, 2015

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This experiment returns the list of R packages installed in the AzureML environment along with a brief description.
In R, the statement: ` <-` creates a data frame containing the list of packages installed into the R environment along with information such as the version, license, etc. The list however does not contain a description for each package. In this sample experiment, we show how to join the list of package names available via `installed.packages` with the package description available via the `library` function to get both package names and package descriptions.