[BioC] packagename, PackageName, packageName

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Mar 17 11:54:21 MET 2003

>>>>> "Gordon" == Gordon Smyth <smyth at wehi.edu.au>
>>>>>     on Sun, 16 Mar 2003 12:58:55 +1100 writes:

    Gordon> Is there a preferred capitalization convention for
    Gordon> Bioconductor package names?  I am preparing a
    Gordon> package intended for Bioconductor tentatively called
    Gordon> LinMod (linear models for microarrays). Possible
    Gordon> names for my package would be linmod, LinMod or
    Gordon> linMod, i.e., no caps, cap of all initial letters,
    Gordon> or formal class style capitalization. All three
    Gordon> conventions are currently in use by more than one
    Gordon> Bioconductor package.

For CRAN, Kurt Hornik a while ago told me that he thinks using
all lowercase was best -- unless there's a very good reason to
I tend to agree.

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