[R] Creating a minimal package
ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Jul 12 08:43:46 CEST 2004
Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> Duncan Murdoch <dmurdoch <at> pair.com> writes:
> : On Sun, 11 Jul 2004 21:28:44 +0000 (UTC), Gabor Grothendieck
> : <ggrothendieck <at> myway.com> wrote:
> : >1. when I run skeleton.package realize that I must use the arg
> : > path = "library"
> : > The example that is shown there appears to omit that.
> : The default is to put it in the current directory. The assumption is
> : that you started R where you want to work, or have switched to that
> : directory later. This is usually true for Unix users, but generally
> : not for Windows users.
> : I'm not sure what sort of change to make here. path = "library"
> : (literally) won't usually work, because it won't try to create the
> : directory. Suggestion?
> Perhaps we could use:
> path = .libPaths()[]
> as the default value of path in package.skeleton.
Actually, that's a bad idea, because you don't want a source package in
your binary library tree.
I'm really happy with the default and the documentation which tells us
about the "path" argument. Most (all?) functions I know do write to the
current working directory. You do not want another default for
write.table() et al. to write the data to, do you?
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