Re: [R] Creating a minimal package

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Mon 12 Jul 2004 - 16:43:46 EST

Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

> Duncan Murdoch <dmurdoch <at> pair.com> writes:
>
> : On Sun, 11 Jul 2004 21:28:44 +0000 (UTC), Gabor Grothendieck
> : <ggrothendieck <at> myway.com> wrote:
> :
>
> : >1. when I run skeleton.package realize that I must use the arg
> : > path = "library"
> : > The example that is shown there appears to omit that.
> :
> : The default is to put it in the current directory. The assumption is
> : that you started R where you want to work, or have switched to that
> : directory later. This is usually true for Unix users, but generally
> : not for Windows users.
> :
> : I'm not sure what sort of change to make here. path = "library"
> : (literally) won't usually work, because it won't try to create the
> : directory. Suggestion?
>
> Perhaps we could use:
>
> path = .libPaths()[[1]]
>
> as the default value of path in package.skeleton.

Actually, that's a bad idea, because you don't want a source package in your binary library tree.
I'm really happy with the default and the documentation which tells us about the "path" argument. Most (all?) functions I know do write to the current working directory. You do not want another default for write.table() et al. to write the data to, do you?

Uwe Ligges

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