Re: [Rd] demo names with spaces?

From: Prof Brian D Ripley <>
Date: Thu 14 Sep 2006 - 02:06:57 GMT

There are two issues here:

  1. file names with spaces are not supported, and indeed you cannot install such a package on Windows. Because make is used, this is pretty fundamental.
  2. The parsing code for 00Index used by 'check' assumes whitespace separates the name and the title. In index files generated by R the separator is a tab, but demo indices are hand-crafted.

You can use underlines in the file and demo names.

On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Dominick Samperi wrote:

> Does R support demo names with spaces?
> I tried placing a file like "My Demo Name.R" in
> the demo subdirectory, and placing a line that
> begins with "My Demo Name" in 00Index, but
> R CMD check does not like this. It reads the
> line in 00Index as "My, and it doesn't think there
> is a 00Index entry for "My Demo Name".
> I have no problem going back to MyDemoName.R,
> but I'm curious to know if there is support for
> names containing spaces.

Brian D. Ripley,        
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