[Rd] cross-platform portable code in CRAN Repository Policy

Gábor Csárdi csardi.gabor at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 22:54:19 CET 2017

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 9:28 PM, Da Zheng <zhengda1936 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to submit my package to CRAN. When I read the policy, it says:
> Package authors should make all reasonable efforts to provide
> cross-platform portable code. Packages will not normally be accepted
> that do not run on at least two of the major R platforms.
> What major R platforms does this policy refer to?

Linux, macOS, Windows.

> Currently, my package runs in Ubuntu. If it works on both Ubuntu and
> Redhat, does it count as two platforms?

I think that Linux is just one. Is it hard to make it work on macOS?

I am not saying that if it is Linux-only then it definitely cannot make it
to CRAN.
A CRAN maintainer will decide that.


> Thanks,
> Da
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