[Rd] R CMD build/check
Martin Maechler <email@example.com>
Mon, 10 Apr 2000 10:41:48 +0200 (CEST)
>>>>> "KH" == Kurt Hornik <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
KH> I would like to bring the attention of R package maintainers/developers
KH> to the mechanisms for checking and building add-on packages that come
KH> with the R distribution.
KH> * R CMD check has been around for a while. It can be used for run-time
KH> testing the examples that come with an installed add-on package. Recent
KH> development versions of R also have preliminary support for additional
KH> specific regression testing.
KH> * R CMD build should be used for actually building the add-on packages,
KH> in particular if you are planning to upload them to CRAN. From the R
KH> Extension Writers Guide:
KH> Prior to actually building the package in the common gzipped tar
KH> file format, a variety of diagnostic checks and cleanups are
KH> performed. In particular, it is tested whether the
KH> `DESCRIPTION' file contains the required entries, whether object
KH> and data indices exist and can be assumed to be up-to-date,
KH> whether the documentation sources contain the required name,
KH> alias, title, description, and keyword information, and whether
KH> there are any undocumented user level objects.
KH> Please try to eliminate all problems reported by the R package builder
KH> before submitting a package to CRAN.
The "data index" is mentioned in the R Extensions Writer guide as
>> The subdirectory should contain a `00Index' file
>> that describes the datasets available.
Now since this is now required,
what is the format of that file? what must/should it contain?
Shouldn't this be built automatically from the data's *.Rd files when it
Thanks for any clarification; the requirement of this 00Index has been new
for me (must have slept at some time in the past...).
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