Re: [R] RUnit - need advice on a good directory structure or tips...

From: Seth Falcon <sfalcon_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Tue 07 Feb 2006 - 04:30:08 EST

On 3 Feb 2006, sskim.box@gmail.com wrote:

> I made my own RUnit testing convention, and I want to introduce this
> to one of my friends. Before that, I'd like to review my codes.
>
> The problem that I met when I tried to polish my codes is: How can I
> get the file path in the file???
> I.e., I want to get the path to the file that I'm writing using some magic R
> functions. But I couldn't find any good magic.
> Is there any magic?

I think the best thing would be to put your code into a package and then decide upon a convention for RUnit testing that relies upon the known structure of the package.

I've been putting RUnit tests in inst/unitTests in some of the packages I work on and have a makefile in that directory that can reinstall the package and run the tests. It isn't all that elegant, but I don't have to do any guessing about where the code is.

HTH, + seth



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