[Rd] package check - empty line at end of .R file

From: Kiermeier, Andreas (PIRSA - SARDI) <Kiermeier.Andreas_at_saugov.sa.gov.au>
Date: Wed 23 Feb 2005 - 12:21:46 EST

Dear R-devel members,

I'm in the process of building a package (akmisc) for my own use (Win XP, R 2.0.1 Patched - see details at end).

As I was adding functions (and hence more source .R files) to my package it got to the point were "R CMD check" failed with the following error (output has been cut).

In an attempt to figure out what went wrong I ran "R CMD INSTALL --build" and had a look a the file "akmisc" that had been installed in the "akmisc/R" folder in my default library. The contents of the file ended in (the function stuff was only for testing)

"plotSymbols" <- function (fn=1) {

  ## Originally by Henrik Bengtsson
  ## modified by Rolf Turner
  ## Posted on R-Help 3 Feb 05

  i <- 0:255
    ncol <- 16
    opar <- par(cex.axis = 0.7, mar = c(3, 3, 3, 3) + 0.1)     plot(i%%ncol, 1 + i%/%ncol, pch=i, font=fn, xlab = "", ylab = "",

        axes = FALSE)

    axis(1, at = 0:15)
    axis(2, at = 1:16, labels = 0:15 * 16, las = 2)
    axis(3, at = 0:15)
    axis(4, at = 1:16, labels = 0:15 * 16 + 15, las = 2)
}"stuff" <-

As it turns out, the source file plotSymbols.R did not end in an empty line, which caused an error only when there was another file after it (such as stuff.R - the last file I had just added). I consequently went back to "Writing R Extensions" (esp 1.1.4 Package subdirectories), but could not find any comment suggesting that files had to end with an empty line (or more).

If I missed such a comment then I don't expect a response. But if I haven't then it may be useful if a comment is included in the documentation to maybe help others.



OS: Windows XP
Precompiled R binary (from CRAN)

> version

platform i386-pc-mingw32

arch     i386           
os       mingw32        
system   i386, mingw32  
status   Patched        
major    2              
minor    0.1            
year     2004           
month    11             
day      21             
language R              


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