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Transition your project to Rhino version 1.6 with this comprehensive guide. The latest version includes Node module updates to enhance your development workflow.


  • Back up your project data.
  • Ensure Node.js is up-to-date on your machine.

Installation of Rhino 1.6

Choose one of the following methods to install Rhino 1.6:

Option 1: Using renv

Install Rhino using renv and then take a snapshot of your project dependencies:


Option 2: Using rhino::pkg_install (for Rhino v1.4+)

For newer versions of Rhino, you can use the built-in package installation function:


After the installation, restart your R session to ensure all changes take effect.

Migration Steps

Step 1: Remove the .rhino Directory

Locate and remove the .rhino directory from the root of your project. This directory contains configuration settings from the previous version of Rhino.

rm -rf .rhino

Step 2: Run Node Tool Functions

Invoke one of the following commands to run Node tools. This action will regenerate the .rhino directory with a new configuration, including updated Node modules.


Step 3: Migrate Cypress End-to-End Tests

If your project includes Cypress end-to-end tests, initiate the migration wizard with:

rhino::test_e2e(interactive = TRUE)

Follow the prompts in the migration wizard to update your end-to-end tests.

Step 4: Test Your Project

Conduct extensive testing to confirm that all components of your project function properly after the migration.

Final Steps

If you encounter any issues or have further questions after migrating to Rhino 1.6, please consult the GitHub discussions for Rhino for community and developer support.