Get R package descriptions (updated for MRO 3.2)

October 4, 2016

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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: package.info <- as.data.frame(installed.packaged()) 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.