Re: [Rd] package development

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 14:32:55 -0600

On 12 December 2008 at 11:05, Paul Gilbert wrote:
| Yes, there are several options for not distributing tests. I was
| thinking more about how to distribute them with a simple mechanism for
| anyone to run them, but in a way that they are not run by the usual R
| CMD check.

One scheme I quite like (despite its "heavy" feel) is what Martin Maechler had cooked up for the Rmetrics packages, based on earlier work by Gregor Gorjanc in the gdata package:

Any Rmetrics package can serve as an example. I just checked with timeSeries.

It may be possible to detect whether these are called during R CMD check or not. If not, it may be worth adding another variable, or value in options() or whathaveyou to make it detectable.


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