[R] Migrating R packages from svn/R-Forge to git/Github

Yihui Xie xie at yihui.name
Sun Feb 10 19:22:00 CET 2013

In the past Github allows one to import from an existing SVN
repository automatically via its web interface, but I just checked it
and it seems to have gone. What is left is:
https://help.github.com/articles/importing-from-subversion Perhaps it
is best for you to do the conversion under Linux and then work under

Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
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On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Michael Friendly <friendly at yorku.ca> wrote:
> [I'm not sure if this post should go to R-devel, but thought I'd start here
> for wider readership.]
> I have a  collection of R packages that I maintain using the eclipse/StatET
> (mainly on Windows) with SVN on the R-Forge system,
> https://r-forge.r-project.org/users/friendly/
> I'd like to consider moving these to git projects on GitHub, but I'm not
> sure how best to get started.  I'm not sure if can can clone/copy
> a project from the R-Forge svn directly to github, or if I have to first
> create a local git repo from the R-Forge svn and then push to github
> from there.
> However, there are linux tools for this (git-svn and svn2git), but I haven't
> found equivalents
> for Windows.  I suppose I could do this initial part on my linux server
> where I now use git and
> github for other projects.
> I'm also contemplating moving from eclipse/StatET to RStudio for
> development, but that would be
> down the road a bit.
> Has anyone made this transition or have suggestions for how to ease it?
> What are the
> gotchas to watch out for?
> -Michael
> -- Michael Friendly
> Email: friendly AT yorku DOT ca
> Professor, Psychology Dept. & Chair, Quantitative Methods York University
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