To install package from local source file:
install.packages(path_to_source, repos = NULL, type="source") install.packages("~/Downloads/dplyr-master.zip", repos=NULL, type="source")
path_to_source is absolute path of local source file.
Another command that opens a window to choose downloaded zip or tar.gz source files is:
Another possible way is using the GUI based RStudio:
Step 1: Go to Tools.
Step 2: Go to Install Packages.
Step 3: In the Install From set it as Package Archive File (.zip; .tar.gz)
Step 4: Then Browse find your package file (say crayon_1.3.1.zip) and after some time (after it shows the Package path and file name in the Package Archive tab)
Another way to install R package from local source is using
install_local() function from devtools package.