[Rd] R-exts update for new *check* argument in R 3.3.0

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 20 15:38:35 CEST 2016

On 19/04/2016 23:53, Jan Górecki wrote:
> Hello dear dev team,
> In the recent devel R-exts manual I cannot find any information about new
> option `--ignore-vignettes` to `R CMD check`. I would expect it to be
> mentioned somewhere in "1.4.2 Non-Sweave vignettes".

Which is a subsection of §1.4 'Writing package vignettes', so your 
expectations are misplaced: it is nothing to do with *writing*.

> Checked on https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-devel/R-exts.html and
> https://github.com/wch/r-source/blob/trunk/doc/manual/R-exts.texi

Where does it say that all the possible arguments to 'check' are 
documented in the manual?  It says otherwise in §1.3.1:

'Use R CMD check --help to obtain more information about the usage of 
the R package checker.  A subset of the checking steps can be selected 
by adding command-line options.'

R CMD check --help includes

       --ignore-vignettes    skip all tests on vignettes

[This is really intended for those doing automated checking, not end users.]

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford

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