Re: [R] R package building

From: Doran, Harold <HDoran_at_air.org>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 14:20:17 -0400


Wow, this is going open a can :) OK, my comments below in no way discount the enormous efforts of R core, but it is my experience.

Using Windows, the biggest obstacles are collecting all programs needed to build the package and then structuring your OS path exactly (exactly) as D. Murdoch says it needs to be.

As it turns out, once you collect these programs and fix your path, the package build is actually quite simple.

Second, I found building a vignette impossible, so I just drop in the pdf file for distribution. I followed exact directions from the R News article teaching how to do this and made sure everything was set up correctly. After no success, I posted to R-Help where many told me everything seemed to be set up properly, but still no success.

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org] On Behalf Of Angelos Markos
> Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 2:08 PM
> To: r-help_at_r-project.org
> Subject: [R] R package building
>
> In a few days I'll give a talk on R package development and
> my personal experience, at the 3rd Free / Libre / Open Source Software
> (FLOSS) Conference which will take place on May 27th & 28th
> 2008, in the National Technical University of Athens, in Greece.
>
> I would appreciate if you could share
> your thoughts with me; What are today's obstacles on R
> package building, according to your opinion and personal experience.
>
> Thanks,
> --
> Angelos I. Markos
> Scientific Associate, Dpt of Exact Sciences, TEI of
> Thessaloniki, GR "I'm not an outlier; I just haven't found my
> distribution yet"
>
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