Re: [Rd] "Namespace dependencies not required" message

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Tue 21 Sep 2004 - 17:03:14 EST

>>>>> "GB" == Göran Broström <gb@stat.umu.se> >>>>> on Mon, 20 Sep 2004 22:28:08 +0200 writes:

    GB> On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 04:05:52PM -0400, Warnes,     GB> Gregory R wrote:
>> I'm still working to add namespace support to some of my
>> packages. I've removed the 'Depends' line from the
>> DESCRIPTION file, and created an appropriate NAMESPACE
>> files.
>>
>> Strangely, whenever I use 'importFrom(package, function)'
>> R CMD check generates "Namespace dependencies not
>> required" warnings . Without the import statements, the
>> warning does not occur, but the code tests fail with the
>> expected object not found errors.
>>
>> This occurs with both R 1.9.1 and R 2.0.0.
>>
>> So, should are these errors just bogus and I just ignore
>> these errors, or is there something I've done wrong with
>> the NAMESPACE or elsewhere?

    GB> I had the same problem. I think you must keep the     GB> 'Depends' field in DESCRIPTION file.

yes, definitely.

And since you are (rightly, thank you!) working with 2.0.0-beta, please consider

   http://developer.r-project.org/200update.txt

which mentions more things on 'Depends:', 'Suggests:' etc. Also, don't forget to use 'Writing R Extensions' of 2.0.0.

Martin



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