Re: [Rd] Package development process?

From: Spencer Graves <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 21:20:33 -0700

Hi, Gabor:

       Thanks. I added a row for Ruby and columns for "Package manager" and "Collaborative development platform" to the table of "Selected Repositories" in the Wikipedia entry for "Software repository". Please correct me if I'm wrong, but the Wiki page for Ruby suggested to me that RubyGems is a package manager, crudely comparable to the "R CMD check process", while the Ruby counterpart for CRAN is the "Ruby Application Archive (RAA)". In addition, there is "RubyForge", which sounds like analogous to R-Forge. If this is incorrect or can otherwise be improved, please either let me know or change the Wiki yourself.

       Any other suggestions?
       Thanks again,

On 6/15/2010 6:52 PM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 9:45 PM, Spencer Graves
> <> wrote:
>> Hello, All:
>> What thoughts might you have on "The R Software Package Development
>> Process"?
>> I'm looking for ideas, materials, references, and / or collaborators
>> for an article on this topic to be submitted to the Communications of the
>> ACM. My limited experience with other languages such as Matlab and Python
>> suggests that R may be fairly unique with CRAN and this accompanying package
> Perl has CPAN and TeX has CTAN. Ruby has RubyGems.

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