Re: [R] "revision control software" for managing R-code?

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 11:28:31 -0500

On 2/7/2008 11:18 AM, Thomas Pujol wrote:
> Does anyone use "revision control software" to manage their R-code?
> Any suggestions?
>
> Ideally, I'm looking for a, effective yet easy to implement/maintain package.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revision_control
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_revision_control_software

The R sources themselves are maintained in Subversion, and it works well. If you want to use Subversion, I recommend reading the Subversion book, available online at svnbook.com, or on paper at a bookstore.

The build scripts for packages also recognize and work around the metadata for a few other version control systems: CVS (which R used to use, I like Subversion better), arch, git, and bzr. I've never tried any of the latter three.

Duncan Murdoch



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