[Rd] extratests (wishlist item)

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Mon, 9 Apr 2001 08:37:49 +0200

>>>>> Paul Gilbert writes:

> I have now reorganized most of my tests into the tests subdirectories
> of my packages and I do like the R CMD check mechanism for running
> them. However, I have a certain number of tests which I can only run
> on certain machines (e.g. because of memory requirements or special
> database requirements), or just take too long to run regularly. I have
> organized these into an artificial separate package. It would make
> more sense to keep these with the packages to which they belong. Would
> it be possible sometime to add a subdirectory of extra tests which can
> be run with the same mechanism as the tests subdirectory but not as a
> regular part of R CMD check?


I think you could have a configure script which determines the platform
you are on, sets variables


accordingly, and saves them in tests/Makevars by substituting from
tests/Makevars.in.  (Sorry if this most likely only works on Unix.)

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