[Bioc-devel] rda files and metadata packages

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenba at fhcrc.org
Tue Aug 28 20:29:53 CEST 2012

Hi Kasper,

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Kasper Daniel Hansen
<kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> It appears that R CMD check now gives a warning if rda files are not
> saved maximally (or at least in my case I can go from 62MB to 39MB
> which it says is "significantly better")
> What is the policy for this, for metadata packages?  As Martin Morgan
> pointed out on R-devel a while back, sometimes it may be better to
> optimize for loading speed, not size.  Assuming that loading speed is
> much better with gz (not tested though).

In general, smaller is better. If you detect significant performance
differences, then that's another story, but otherwise, I suggest doing
what the warning says and resaving the data files for maximum size


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