[Bioc-devel] Loading a file for vignette

Sean Davis sdavis2 at mail.nih.gov
Mon Feb 26 17:29:33 CET 2007

On Monday 26 February 2007 11:26, Robert Gentleman wrote:
> Douglas Bates wrote:
> > On 2/26/07, Sean Davis <sdavis2 at mail.nih.gov> wrote:
> >> I would like to make a vignette that will instruct the user to load a
> >> file from a package distribution using one of the packages R functions. 
> >> The file is not a .txt file (or any of the other file types that should
> >> be in the data directory of a package).  Of course, the vignette needs
> >> to build and I would like to have those commands be the same as those
> >> used by the user.  I have looked around a bit and the packages that I
> >> have found do a simple load(somedata) where somedata is an R data file. 
> >> Is there a way to start directly from the original file, or am I better
> >> off creating the R object and loading it and simply telling the user how
> >> I created it?  This is a VERY small point, but I'm curious.
> >
> > There are examples like this in the Matrix package on CRAN.  You can
> > put the data in a directly that will get installed with the package
> > (say myPackage/inst/exampleData) then use the system.file() function
> > to get you the path to where it is installed.
>   and many Bioconductor packages, such as Biobase, the convention has
> been to use inst/extdata in Bioconductor packages...

To which I will adhere.  Thanks, Robert.


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