[Rd] packages in Depends field and NAMESPACES

From: Kenneth Knoblauch <ken.knoblauch_at_inserm.fr>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 16:34:30 +0200

Must packages in the Depends field of the DESCRIPTION file have NAMESPACES? I haven't seen this explicitly indicated anywhere.

I am writing a small package and find that when I add the abind package to the list of the Depends field, I get an error in R CMD check of the build.

See the information on DESCRIPTION files in the chapter 'Creating R packages' of the 'Writing R Extensions' manual.

The abind package is installed, my package installs, builds and loads correctly and, in general, works, even the function that uses abind. I haven't been able to spot an error from reading the 'Writing R Extensions' manual, yet. About the only thing that I have noticed that is different
in this package from the others in the Depends list is that it doesn't have a NAMESPACE.

Here is my sessionInfo:

R version 2.7.2 Patched (2008-09-02 r46491) i386-apple-darwin8.11.1


attached base packages:
[1] grid stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods
[8] base

other attached packages:
[1] CorticalGraph_0.1-2 abind_1.1-0 geometry_0.1-4
[4] rgl_0.81 scatterplot3d_0.3-27 gridBase_0.4-3

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_2.7.2

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.


Ken Knoblauch
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