[Rd] developing a package: increase the number of functions

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jul 30 09:31:26 CEST 2007

On Mon, 30 Jul 2007, Coster, Albart wrote:

> Dear list,
> I am trying to develop a package. I used the function package.skeleton 
> to make the directory tree of the package and then build and compiled 
> the package as described (I hope). Now, I would like to increase the 
> number of functions in the package without overwriting the existing 
> package directory tree, so I put these new functions in the directory R 
> of the tree. When I then build and install the package, I can not find 
> the new functions, so apparently they are omitted from the installation.

What file name(s) did you use?  See 'Writing R Extensions' for allowed 
names, and also remember you need to add documentation for those 

Do you have a NAMESPACE?

> My question is: why does this occur? What should I do to get these new 
> functions also installed?
> (I am using R 2.4.1)

Why?  R 2.5.1 is current.

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