[R] Difficulty with R CMD INSTALL

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 4 15:50:43 CEST 2001

On Mon, 4 Jun 2001, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> Brian
> BDR>When developing a package I tend to INSTALL it several times and run
> a few
> BDR>tests each time, then use R CMD check --no-clean to refine it (not
> BDR>re-installing from scratch each time), and finally R CMD check then
> BDR>build.
> I've been assuming the logic was to run R CMD check  first and then R
> CMD INSTALL.   I don't think check uses the installed version, so I
> guess it doesn't matter, but is there some other reason for doing
> install before check? (Or are you just distinguishing development mode

I usually want to check things run before I worry that the documentation
is correct, and R CMD check starts with lots of checks that are irrelevant
until the code parses and runs some simple examples.

> from the normal mode once a package is developed?)
> Paul Gilbert

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