[R] 'non-standard' folder names in R package

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Jul 31 11:52:10 CEST 2007

Tao Shi wrote:
> Hi list,
> I use a .xml file for a function's demo in the R package I'm creating.  
> Since it doesn't belong to any of the 'standard' folders, i.e. those 
> mentioned in the 'Writing R Extension', I put it in a folder call 
> "myXML", much like the 'iris.xl' file in 'xls' folder from 'gdata' 
> package, for example.  After running R CMD build, I could see the .xml 
> file is in the ..tar.gz file.  However, after running R CMD INSTALL 
> -build, the file and the folder disappeared in both the .zip file and 
> the installed package.  (R CMD CHECK, of course, failed too before that, 
> as "myXML" can't be installed.)  Could anybody tell me what's the tricks 
> to keep those folders in my installation?  I'm using R-2.5.1 under WinXP.
> Thank you very much!

If you want it to be in mypackage/myXML after installation, put it into 
mypackage/inst/myXML in the source package, as the manual you cited 

Uwe Ligges

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