[R] R CMD BUILD converting data file format?

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Fri Jan 28 21:23:16 CET 2022

I am not aware of R files being converted to rda... I generate an rda file and put it into the data directory myself. However, like most of the participants on this list, I do not claim particular expertise in building packages... that topic is what the R-package-devel list mentioned in the Posting Guide is for (hint).

On January 28, 2022 11:46:35 AM PST, Carl Witthoft <carl using witthoft.com> wrote:
>When I run the shell command
>R CMD BUILD mypackage
>the builder converts *.R files to *.rda data files.  This seems to 
>conflict with the information in R-Exts which says a package's  /data 
>directory can contain  foo.R files which the function data() will call 
>source() to execute.
>In my case, I have a  foo.R file in the /data directory which contains 
>the following (adapted for size and clarity:
># some comment text
>dataA <- '3.1415'
># more comments
>dataB <- '2.71828'
>The builder converted foo.R to foo.rda, and when I use either data() or 
>load() all I get is  a char vector containing the text
>[1] 'dataA'
>[2] 'dataB'
>Where did I go wrong?

Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

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