Re: [Rd] R CMD check and Suggests Packages

From: Hadley Wickham <>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 11:33:59 -0500

> Maybe also useful to distinguish between package check and INSTALL, where
> during the former the Suggests: package must be present (modulo setting
> additional flags) but in the latter may not be. The Bioconductor build
> system, for instance, would install RepitoolsExamples  before running R CMD
> check Repitools. A user might successfully install Repitools without
> installing RepitoolsExamples.

There's also the case a suggested package isn't available for a specific platform, the CRAN builders will still build it.


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Department of Statistics / Rice University

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