Re: [Rd] Making a patch

From: Tony Plate <>
Date: Tue 25 Jul 2006 - 16:10:25 GMT

I've tried to summarize the information in this thread into a Wiki page:

Please make an additions or alterations as appropriate!

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 7/23/2006 6:04 PM, Andrew Robinson wrote:
>>Dear R developers,
>>is there a preferred format or strategy for making a patch to
>>contribute to a package that is maintained by R-core? Berwin Turlach
>>and I have written a very minor extension to lmeControl to allow it to
>>pass an argument to nlminb for the maximum number of evaluations of
>>the objective function. I've edited the nlme/R/lme.R and
>>nlme/man/lmeControl.Rd files. I can diff the files, but the options
>>seem numerous. I haven't been able to find any hinst on the preferred
>>approach. Any advice would be welcomed.
> Gregor pointed out a description of the suggested format. But the
> strategy is also important: in order for your patch to be incorporated,
> you need to convince someone to accept it. To do that, you should post
> the following sort of information along with your patch:
> - what the patch does
> - what problem it solves
> - what problems it may cause
> You should also make sure your patch is complete, e.g. if it changes
> lmeControl, then you should also include a patch to the documentation
> for lmeControl.
> Duncan Murdoch
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