[Rd] The install.R and R_PROFILE.R files

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Wed Feb 1 20:21:37 CET 2006

On  1 Feb 2006, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> Every usage of these on CRAN is unnecessary. If you want to save the
> image, say so in the SaveImage field in DESCRIPTION (but why not
> LazyLoad instead?).  If you require methods, say so in Depends in

I've looked over the packages in the Bioconductor repository and I
believe that every usage of R_PROFILE.R and install.R is also

> (b) A package that requires a saved image (and lazy loading is 
> insufficient)?

Many Bioc packages use SaveImage in their DESCRIPTION file.

Could someone provide more detail on the difference between SaveImage
and LazyLoad.  It is possible that LazyLoad would do just as well.


+ seth

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