Re: [R] Review process for new packages

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Tue 17 Oct 2006 - 11:07:39 GMT

On 10/17/2006 2:22 AM, Andreas Wittmann wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> i'm currently working on a creditmetrics package which includes functions for computing the credit risk model creditmetrics. I guess it would be finished in a few days.
>
> My question now is, does there exist some review process before sending it to ctan or is it reviewed after having sended it?

You should read the instructions in the Writing R Extensions manual, and make sure it passes "R CMD check" without errors or warnings, before you send it.

CRAN will run its own checks on a number of different platforms, and if your package doesn't pass, they'll probably ask you to fix it -- but you should do your best to make their job easier by getting it right before you send it.

If your package passes those checks, it will likely be posted to CRAN. (There are exceptions, e.g. if they notice your license is not compatible with CRAN, etc.)

There's no review process to decide whether your package is useful or well-written. If you want that kind of review you should submit it to the Journal of Statistical Software.

Duncan Murdoch



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