Re: [Rd] Package development process?

From: Hadley Wickham <hadley_at_rice.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 09:19:35 -0500

Hi Spencer,

I think it is the emphasis on documentation that makes the R development process unique. Many other languages have equivalents to CRAN and R-forge - few others require the attention to documentation that R does.

Hadley

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 8:45 PM, Spencer Graves <spencer.graves_at_structuremonitoring.com> wrote:
> Hello, All:
>
>
> † † †What thoughts might you have on "The R Software Package Development
> Process"?
>
>
> † † †I'm looking for ideas, materials, references, and / or collaborators
> for an article on this topic to be submitted to the Communications of the
> ACM. †My limited experience with other languages such as Matlab and Python
> suggests that R may be fairly unique with CRAN and this accompanying package
> development process -- and users of other languages might benefit from
> emulating R in this regard. †We have an immediate deadline of Sept. 15, when
> Sundar and I are scheduled to speak on this topic for the San Francisco Bay
> Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.
>
>
> † † †So far my literature search for comparable capabilities for other
> languages have produced essentially nothing comparable.(a) †Sundar and I
> added a section on "Selected Repositories" to the Wikipedia "Software
> repository" entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_repository).
>
>
> † † †Thanks,
> † † †Spencer Graves
>
> ##################
> (a) I have material discussed by Merijn de Jonge, Eindhoven University of
> Technology on "Package-Based Software Development" at the 29th Euromicro
> Conference (EUROMICRO'03),
> Belek-Antalya, Turkey, September 01-September 06
> (http://www.computer.org/portal/web/csdl/doi/10.1109/EURMIC.2003.1231570).
> †I'm also familiar with material by Friedrich Leisch, Sundar and I on
> "Creating R Packages" available as contributed documentation from CRAN.
>
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