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Provides two functions.

The first, yesno(), asks a custom yes-no question with three variable responses.

The order and phrasing of the possible responses varies randomly to ensure the user consciously chooses (as opposed to automatically types their response).

The second, yesno2(), ask a yes-no question with two custom responses.


yesno("Do you like ", R.Version()$nickname ,"?")
Do you like Bug in Your Hair?
1: Definitely
2: No way
3: No

Selection: 1
[1] TRUE

yesno("Do you like ", R.Version()$nickname ,"?")
Do you like Bug in Your Hair?
1: No way
2: Uhhhh... Maybe?
3: I agree

Selection: 2

> yesno2("Do you like this question?", yes = "I really do")
Do you like this question?
1: I really do
2: No

Selection: 1
[1] TRUE


To install the latest development version from GitHub

# install.packages("devtools")

Alternatively install the latest development version from the Poisson drat repository using

# install.packages("drat")


To cite package 'yesno' in publications use:

  Hadley Wickham and Joe Thorley (2018). yesno: Ask Yes-No
  Questions. R package version 0.0.3.

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

    title = {yesno: Ask Yes-No Questions},
    author = {Hadley Wickham and Joe Thorley},
    year = {2018},
    note = {R package version 0.0.3},
    url = {},


Please report any issues.

Pull requests are always welcome.

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