[ESS] Best Practice for building R packages

Jeremie Juste jerem|eju@te @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Oct 8 14:45:37 CEST 2020

Hello Dirk,

On Thursday,  8 Oct 2020 at 06:57, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

> We all may be a little different here.
> ESS now wraps around devtools, but my practices predate devtools.  So I still
> build, test, install, ... on the command-line for which I use wrappers (from
> my littler package, just updated yesterday) named
>   build.r
>   check.r
>   rcc.r      # a nicer checker around rmdcheck
>   roxy.r     # run roxygen, I use a 'cached' 6.1.1 version that does not force recompile...
>   install.r  # plus various install* variants for BioC, or GitHub, or binaries...
>   kitten.r   # using a wrapper around package.skeleton()
>   render.r   # run rmarkdown::render()
>   ...
Many thanks for sharing this. It is an option that suites me perfectly.

> It may actually make sense for _all of use_ to maybe pool for two or three
> hours and a webinar over Zoom for 'favourite ESS' tricks.  I keep forgetting
> how there is -- just yesterday I once again forgot C-c C-e w and looked for
> the cheat sheet pdf and there are a bootload of options I never used
> ...
I do agree with your suggestion. There is much more to ESS than I
know and it would be great if we could pool our resources to improve
further. For my part `ess-describe-object-at-point` really improved by
workflow as it can be customized to include any function.

Best regards,
Jeremie Juste

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