[Rd] R CMD check --as-cran and (a)spell checking

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Dec 11 11:40:47 CET 2014

>>>>> Henrik Bengtsson <hb at biostat.ucsf.edu>
>>>>>     on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 18:17:57 -0800 writes:

    > Does anyone know if it is possible to add a dictionary
    > file of known words that becomes part of the *built*
    > package to tell 'R CMD check --as-cran' not to report
    > these words as misspelled.  I want this dictionary to come
    > with the *.tar.gz such that it will be available
    > regardless where the package is checked.  For instance,
    > currently I get:

    > * using log directory
    > 'T:/R/_R-3.1.2patched/matrixStats.Rcheck' * using R
    > version 3.1.2 Patched (2014-12-03 r67101) * using
    > platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32 (64-bit) * using session
    > charset: ISO8859-1 * checking for file
    > 'matrixStats/DESCRIPTION' ... OK * this is package
    > 'matrixStats' version '0.12.0' * checking CRAN incoming
    > feasibility ... NOTE Maintainer: 'Henrik Bengtsson
    > <henrikb at braju.com>' Possibly mis-spelled words in
    > DESCRIPTION: rowMedians (18:74) rowRanks (18:92) rowSds
    > (18:111) * checking package namespace information ... OK
    > ...

I agree that some customization possibility would be great here.
Maybe it'll be sufficient to allow a short list of about a dozen
words in the DESCRIPTION itself, e.g., with an item

Extrawords: rowMedians, rowRanks

Would you feel like providing a patch to the R (devel) sources
for this?


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