Re: [Rd] error checks

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 17:24:26 +0100

Terry Therneau wrote:
> I'm currently packaging up some of the kinship matrix routines more
> formally, these are used in coxme when dealing with family correlation
> structures. One of my test programs exercises error conditions, i.e.,
> it purposely feeds particular types of invalid pedigree data in to see
> if the right error message results. So there are comment-action pairs
> # the next line should generate a "pedigree loop" error
> kindepth(.....
>
> As I found out last night, such tests case a failure of R CMD check!
> Any suggestions on how to properly package these?

I believe the canonical way is to use a try() wrapper, then verify that the return value has class "try-error"

> A second question is keywords. None of the standard ones apply to this
> code -- I'd like "genetics". How do we add a new one?
>
> Terry T.
>
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