Adding Perl scripts to a package ([Rd] Regex Crashing R (perl = TRUE))

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at
Wed Jan 26 16:23:38 CET 2005

What has this to do with your subject?

I think this is rather what the exec directory is for, depending exactly 
what `an uncompiled perl script' really is.

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005, Seth Falcon wrote:

> A side response...
> On Jan 25, 2005, at 1:03 PM, Robert.McGehee at wrote:
>> As a side note, is there a good way of incorporating an uncompiled perl
>> script into an R package to be invoked from a system call? Putting it in
>> the /src directory seems like the obvious place, but I can't convince R
>> to copy over the script uncompiled upon installation.
> That's what the inst/ directory of a package is for, I believe.  Look for 
> details in the Writing R Extensions manual.  You might also want to look at 
> system.file() which can help you locate files in an installed package.

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