(PR#2229) Building and installing packages with functions with names starting with [title ends here!]

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 16:23:13 +0000 (GMT)

You have omitted the details of your system, but I'll guess Unix.

The names of R functions are nothing to do with the file names.  Don't
use dotnames for files containing R functions: some OSes do really strange
things with them.  Maybe package.skeleton() should remap the names, but
if not you will need to do it yourself.

On Unix R INSTALL does omit dotnames.  On some Windows systems using Samba
they become hidden.  Just avoid them.

On Wed, 30 Oct 2002 JensHenrik.Badsberg@agrsci.dk wrote:

>  Dear Coreteam,
>  I am getting closer to have some R-packages with interface to CoCo.
>  I use something like package.skeleton("CoCo", list = ls(all.names
>  = TRUE)) to also get my functions beginning with "." into the package.
>  Functions with names starting with "." are put OK into the package
>  during "R CMD build ...",  but when R at "R INSTALL - d ..." collects
>  the R-files into the single file for putting into .../R the functions
>  with names starting with "." are omitted ?!?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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