[Bioc-devel] R cmd check time limits for BioConductor

Laurent Gautier lgautier at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 13:47:57 CEST 2008

2008/6/10 Kevin R. Coombes <krcoombes at mdacc.tmc.edu>:
> Hi,
> The BioConductor package guidelines say that a package should take less than
> five minutes to run "R CMD check". I have a package that is almost ready to
> submit; however, it currently includes nontrivial regression testing in the
> "tests" subdirectory. With the tests, the time for "R CMD check" could be
> significantly longer than five minutes. Without the tests, the package
> easily fits within the time limit.
> [1] I know that I can run "R CMD check --no-tests [PKG]" to prevent the
> tests from running when I check the code myself. Is there any way for a
> package submitted to BioConductor to indicate that the tests should be
> skipped?
> [2] Alternatively, is there an easy way to include the tests so that I can
> run them whenever I want to make sure I haven't broken the code (too badly
> ...), but not force everyone else to run them when checking the rest of the
> structure of the code and documentation?

You could consider having them in your package, in a directory
inst/tests/ for example
(so the tests are still available from an installed package).

> Thanks in advance,
>    Kevin
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