[Rd] Depending/Importing data only packages

Hadley Wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Sat Dec 7 21:35:53 CET 2013

> I don't know whether the author of that note would consider it spurious or
> not.   A simple workaround for you (as the author of hflights) is to put a
> function into the namespace.  For example, get_hflights(), that gets a copy
> of the data:
> get_hflights <- function() {
>   data("hflights", package="hflights", envir=environment())
>   hflights
> }

Another option is to put it in sysdata.rda and then export it - but
then (I think) you don't get the nice lazy loading.  It would be nice
to have some official guidance on what is preferred.



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