[Rd] Preferred way to include internal data in package?

Charles Berry ccberry at ucsd.edu
Mon Aug 4 22:04:45 CEST 2014

Keirstead, James E <j.keirstead <at> imperial.ac.uk> writes:

> Hi,
> I’m developing a package and would like to include some data sets for 
> internal use only, e.g.
> configuration parameters for functions.  What is the preferred way of 
> doing this?  If I put them in data/,
> then R CMD check asks me to document them but I’d prefer it if they 
> floated beneath the surface, without
> the users awareness.

>From WRE Section 1.1.6 Data in packages:

[The data subdirectory] should not be used for other data files needed by 
the package, and the convention has grown up to use directory inst/extdata 
for such files.


So, put them in inst/extdata. 



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