Despite using Stan for a few years, I’ve never actually had to update Stan. I’ve always had a new computer or some other strange reason to need a full reinstall of R, Rcpp, etc. I now want to identify the minimal process for getting the latest version of Stan.
I tried updating using
update.packages for both StanHeaders and rstan. Then I tried to do a clean uninstall + reinstall using
remove.packages and following the full set of installation instructions again. However,
rstan::stan_version() still gives me 2.17.0 when I think it should be 2.17.2 based on the version number for StanHeaders given on CRAN.
For an rstan user, what are the best practices for updating Stan from R and/or Rstudio? Where should I look for version numbers to check if I am up to date?