[Rd] What is preferable - a single large package or a few smaller packages?

Peter Langfelder peter.langfelder at gmail.com
Thu May 30 00:38:00 CEST 2013

Hi all,

I maintain the WGCNA package which at present has nearly 200
functions. In the future there will be more. Curious whether it would
be preferable or useful to split the package into a couple different
ones with different aims. Obviously, when one calls a function in R,
package name spaces have to be traversed to find the matching name -
does the speed of this depend on how functions are  partitioned into
packages? Any other considerations? My knowledge of R internals in
this regard is pretty non-existent - thanks for any pointers.



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