[R] check() warnings for survival-2.6
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 12 23:05:08 CET 2001
On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Thomas Hoffmann wrote:
> I am not sure if this is the right place for that kind of questions, but
> I wondered
> that the recommended package survival did not pass R's check procedure
Well, that's the check for the next version of R applied to code prepared
for the last version of R. You could try the checks on R 1.3.0 say ....
Having these tools (principally thanks to Kurt) has enabled us to catch
literally hundreds of small problems and a few bigger ones.
> If I did not miss something, these are bugs, but not of R, but of a
> package. What is the right place for reporting such bugs?
R-bugs, Cc:ed the package maintainer, I think. R-bugs has a section called
`Add-ons' for contributed code.
Do remember that survival is a port, and porters do find it hard to
document other people's code. Certainly some of the packages I have ported
have undocumented functions solely because I do not know what they
are supposed to do.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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