Re: [Rd] package DESCRIPTION file and CRAN Task View entries?

From: Gavin Simpson <gavin.simpson_at_ucl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 10:13:06 +0000

Apologies - it was a very busy week.

What you are seeing is CRAN sugar, processing the task views to identify packages in the views. There is nothing that you as a packager can do to get you package in a task view other than email the maintainer with a request and brief description of the package's main features or text to fit into the existing view.

I'll add rconifers to the ctv package sources later in the week and it should start showing up on CRAN sometime after that.

All the best,

G

On Wed, 2012-01-11 at 14:11 -0800, Jeff Hamann wrote:
> I'm in the middle of a long overdue package update, and after seeing
> the CRAN Task Views I thought there would be an entry, in the
> DESCRIPTIONS file, for that entry that appears on the package
> webpage.
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> For example,
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> http://cran.case.edu/web/packages/vegan/index.html
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> Since it's been some time since I've updated the package, I did a
> little reading (R-exts.pdf) and web searching and recently read on
> http://www.r-bloggers.com/another-look-at-cran-task-views/
>
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> "These are web pages that are maintained by volunteers with expertise
> in a specified area. The maintainers provide annotated guidance to
> routines and packages."
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> I'm not sure I'm correct about this, but I'm beginning to think there
> is no connection between the DESCRIPTIONS file and the CRAN Task View
> entry on the web page.
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> Is that correct?
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> I'd like to add the updated rconifers package to the Environmetrics
> View.
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> Package rconifers provides a set of forest growth simulators and
> miscellaneous functions for data analysis in forestry.
>
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> Since the CRAN Task View is used to help organize the r packages
> better, help novice users find appropriate packages, and provide
> information on new packages, is there any talk of adding this
> "feature?"
>
>
> Respectfully,
> Jeff.
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> Jeff Hamann, PhD
> PO Box 1421
> Corvallis, Oregon 97339-1421
> 541-754-2457
> jeff.hamann[at]forestinformatics[dot]com
> jeff.d.hamann[at]gmail[dot]com
> http://www.forestinformatics.com
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_informatics
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