Re: [Rd] Acknowledgments in package documentation

From: Uwe Ligges <>
Date: Fri 30 Dec 2005 - 08:37:46 GMT

Jeff Enos wrote:

> R-devel,
> I've received permission from a third party to incorporate some of
> their data in a data set in my 'portfolio' package. I'd like to
> include an acknowledgment of the third party, and perhaps a "used with
> permission" somewhere in the package documentation.
> Where's the best spot in the package docs for such an acknowledgment?
> Is there a place preferable to the \description or \source sections of
> the data set's .Rd file?

No, that's perfect.

If for the data a special license applies different from the rest of the package, document it in thge License field of DESCRIPTION. You may also mention the other "author" in the DESCRIPTION file. All details on the author should go into the corresponding Rd file.

Uwe Ligges

> Thanks in advance,
> Jeff
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