Re: [R] Two problems building a package

From: Uwe Ligges <>
Date: Thu 03 Mar 2005 - 03:30:44 EST

Wollenberg, Kurt R wrote:

> Hello all:
> I have written a few R scripts and am trying to turn them into a package for
> submission to CRAN. All of these scripts are R code only, no C or C++ or
> anything else. I'm working with R 2.0.1 running on a Windows XP machine. So
> far running ">rcmd install --build --docs=normal mypkge" seems to work
> (i.e., the library "mypkge" is installed in R\rw2001\library and the library
> loads and the scripts do what I have written them to do).

You are talking about your *package* and your *functions*, I think.

> While this is all well and good I have two (hopefully small) problems.
> First, running ">rcmd check mypkge" on R\rw2001\bin\mypkg (

Does not need to be in ...../bin

> not
> R\rw2001\library\mtpkge) returns the error "\bin\mypkge is not a source
> package."

So your source package is broken somehow. Please check the DESCRIPTION file.

> Have I got something very wrong or am I misunderstanding which
> directory contains the "source" package? Second, I've included some
> equations in the Details section of one of my .Rd files and would like to
> check that I've coded them correctly in the documentation before submission.
> So far, my html and latex docs don't contain a details section, even though
> they contain all other recent changes. My detail section looks like this:
> \details{blah blah blah
> \deqn{blah = Blah}{%
> blah = Blah}
> where \eqn{blah}{%blah} = frequency of \emph{b} in Blah.

The "%" above seem to be dangerous (without having tested) ...

Uwe Ligges

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