[Rd] enabling reproducible research & R package management & install.package.version & BiocLite

oliver oliver at first.in-berlin.de
Tue Mar 5 00:15:25 CET 2013

On Mon, Mar 04, 2013 at 05:04:25PM -0600, Yihui Xie wrote:
> With R 3.0.0 coming, it will be easy to achieve what they have
> outlined because R 3.0 allows custom vignette builders. Basically,
> your research paper can be built with 'R CMD build' and checked with
> 'R CMD check' if you provide an appropriate builder. An R package has
> the great potential of becoming the ideal tool for reproducible
> research due to its wonderful infrastructure: functions, datasets,
> examples, unit tests, vignettes, dependency structure, and so on. With
> the help of version control, you can easily spot the changes after you
> upgrade the packages.

A new major release number might be the right point to switch
from svn to git.

Branch-and-merge made easy :-)


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