R package install.load. The function ’install_load’ checks the local R library(ies) to see if the required package(s) is/are installed or not. If the package(s) is/are not installed, then the package(s) will be installed along with the required dependency(ies). This function pulls source or binary packages from the Rstudio-sponsored CRAN mirror and/or the USGS GRAN Repository. Lastly, the chosen package(s) is/are loaded. The function ’load_package’ simply loads the provided packages.