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Follow the steps outlined in this guide to migrate your project to Rhino 1.7. Before starting, ensure your Git working tree is clean, or back up your project if not using Git.

This guide assumes you are migrating from Rhino 1.6. If you are currently using an older version of Rhino, please start with Rhino 1.6 Migration Guide.

Step 1: Install Rhino 1.7

Use the following command to install Rhino 1.7 and update your renv.lock file:


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

Step 2: Update your linter rules

Edit the .lintr file in your project so it includes the following rules:

    box_func_import_count_linter = rhino::box_func_import_count_linter(),
    box_separate_calls_linter = rhino::box_separate_calls_linter(),
    box_trailing_commas_linter = rhino::box_trailing_commas_linter(),
    box_universal_import_linter = rhino::box_universal_import_linter(),
    line_length_linter = line_length_linter(100),
    object_usage_linter = NULL  # Does not work with `box::use()`.

Step 3: Test your project

Test your project thoroughly to ensure everything works properly after the migration. In particular, run rhino::lint_r() and fix the problems it reports.

If you encounter any issues or have further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via GitHub Discussions.