[R] load data for mypkg-Ex.R
roger at ysidro.econ.uiuc.edu
Fri Feb 27 22:00:30 CET 2004
On a related note.... is there a convention for cleaning up the detritus
I suppose sometimes users would like to have access to the objects
that were created in the course of this, but perhaps more likely they
would prefer that they were vaporized. I'm finding this also an issue
in writing vignettes, but my main concern is finding a good way to
handle this in writing .Rd files.
url: www.econ.uiuc.edu/~roger/my.html Roger Koenker
email rkoenker at uiuc.edu Department of Economics
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On Fri, 27 Feb 2004, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Feb 2004, Jason Sinnwell wrote:
> > Using R 1.7.1 in Solaris
> > I'm developing a package for both Splus and R, and I'm trying to use all the
> > same files for R and Splus, both function files and help files. I have two
> > questions.
> > 1) The file made by R CMD check to run .Rd-examples posts examples from files in
> > alphabetical order. Is it okay/recommended/common-practice to set up all the
> > example data in the first two (alphabetically-sorted) examples and assume that
> > data exists for the rest of the examples?
> That does not work: the workspace is cleared after each help file. As
> from the next release, the search path is restored too.
> > 2) Since data() is not understood by Splus, I don't want to put a
> > > data(example.data)
> > in the sgml file because then the Splus example would not run as data() doesn't
> > exist there. Is there a spot I can make sure this data is loaded when running
> > the examples, but not to load the data every time you load the library, as it
> > would take up unnecessary space. It is a ~~220 x 25 data.frame, is that enough
> > size to worry about this?
> Probably not: but use object.size() to find out.
> > I'm considering using the NAMESPACE or .First.lib() within zzz.R but that would
> > load the data every time the library is loaded. Also considering something
> > like:
> > >if (<check for R using is.R()>)
> > > data(example.data)
> > > <run example>
> > In the example but that would create confusion for users.
> Take a look at how package MASS does this, via a promise.
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