[R] Convert windows package to Linux source package

Renaud Gaujoux renaud at mancala.cbio.uct.ac.za
Thu Oct 30 16:06:31 CET 2008

Well... thanks for the hint (...) but it happens that it is not as simple...
You need to do some changes:
- the first thing is to delete the 'Built' section from the DESCRIPTION file
- + other stuffs...


roger koenker wrote:
> unzip
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> On Oct 30, 2008, at 9:50 AM, Renaud Gaujoux wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is there a simple way, I mean a utility that converts a windows 
>> package (.zip file) to a Linux source package (tar.gz or even simply 
>> extract the source code and Rd files needed to run successfully a R 
>> CMD check).
>> The windows package doesn't have any external lib, C code, etc..., 
>> just plain R code, so in theory it is quite straight forward (extract 
>> the code from the functions, and re-separate the Rd files from the 
>> man directory.
>> Any idea?
>> Thanks
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