[Rd] Publishing my Package on CRAN

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com
Sun Apr 21 06:09:08 CEST 2013

       I recommend CRAN submission.  It can make your work more 
available to others, not only by reference from your journal article but 
also the reverse:  Giving other R users access to your journal article.  
Often, I look for publications with software, because the open source 
software makes it easy to understand the algorithm.

       Have you used "sos" and other search tools to check for similar 
capabilities in other CRAN packages?  If yes, and if you see another 
package that seems quite similar but slightly different, I might write 
to the maintainer(s) asking if they would like me to contribute my work 
to their package.  I've gotten both acceptance and rejection doing that.

       I can't speak for the CRAN maintainers, but unless policies have 
changed and I've missed it, CRAN accepts all contributions provided they 
use a standard license like GPL and pass standard tests including "R CMD 
check".  Details for how to do this are in the link Henrik provided.

       Hope this helps.
       Spencer Graves

On 4/20/2013 11:45 AM, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> If you're not aware of it, you should know of:
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/policies.html
> /Henrik
> On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Uwe Ligges
> <ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de> wrote:
>> On 19.04.2013 06:38, liuyipei wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have a simple package with two functions. It essentially implements
>>> estimators and data simulation for a paper I am writing  for immunology
>>> (and
>>> in some sense, ecology).  How long is the typical CRAN review process
>> Typically less than 12 hours.
>>> -- and
>>> how long will it take to get through the process?  How selective is it?
>> Depends on how well the package is prepared.
>> Best,
>> Uwe Ligges
>>> I have never published a package before, so I am wondering whether you
>>> guys
>>> think this is a reasonable thing for me to promise in the paper that the
>>> package will be available on CRAN.
>>> Thank you for your advice in advance!
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