Re: [Rd] Making a patch

From: Gregor Gorjanc <gregor.gorjanc_at_bfro.uni-lj.si>
Date: Sun 23 Jul 2006 - 23:37:42 GMT

Hi,

Andrew Robinson <A.Robinson <at> ms.unimelb.edu.au> writes:
>
> Dear R developers,
>
> is there a preferred format or strategy for making a patch to
> contribute to a package that is maintained by R-core? Berwin Turlach
> and I have written a very minor extension to lmeControl to allow it to
> pass an argument to nlminb for the maximum number of evaluations of
> the objective function. I've edited the nlme/R/lme.R and
> nlme/man/lmeControl.Rd files. I can diff the files, but the options
> seem numerous. I haven't been able to find any hinst on the preferred
> approach. Any advice would be welcomed.
>

look at

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.r.devel/8858

perhaps this (with modifications if necesarry) could be added to developer page

http://developer.r-project.org/

Afterall, there is a good guide on posting mails to r-mailing lists and it would be good to have the same for pacthes.

Gregor



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