Re: [Rd] R CMD check returns NOTE about package data set as global variable

From: Brian G. Peterson <>
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 16:04:04 -0500

On Fri, 2012-04-06 at 13:23 -0700, Hervé Pagès wrote:
> test<-function() {
> RutgersMapB36 <- NULL
> data(RutgersMapB36)
> return(RutgersMapB36[,1])
> }

That won't work, but this should:

RutgersMapB36 <- NULL
test<-function() {


Honestly, this is just another example of a non-helpful 'global variable' NOTE. I've removed many of these from our packages, often by resorting to useless workarounds like this one, but I have never once gotten a valid NOTE out of this message. We provided other examples earlier in a different thread.

Brian G. Peterson
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