Re: [R] package submission and binary versions

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed 13 Apr 2005 - 15:53:13 EST

On Tue, 12 Apr 2005, Peter E. Rossi wrote:

>> From reading the CRAN web page, it appears that you should not submit

> precompiled binary versions of your package, but rather that these
> are built for you by someone working with CRAN. I submitted my
> package using R CMD build but without the binary flag on. I'd like
> to have a binary version available for Windows users. Should I submit
> a precompiled binary version as well?

No, as it said. If your package passes its tests on those platforms, binary versions for Windows and MacOS X appear automatically (thanks to Uwe Ligges and Stefano Iacus). They even get updated for new R versions (and R 2.1.0 is imminent) when otherwise new submissions would be needed.

(You could have asked about CRAN questions rather than the world.)

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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