[Rd] "wizard" for building R-packages...

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@stats.uwo.ca
Wed, 18 Oct 2000 09:57:20 -0400

For people like me who mainly use Windows, the package documentation
is rather intimidating.  It's not clear which parts of it work and
which don't, or what tools beyond base R I need to build a package
entirely within Windows (or if that is even possible).

A wizard would be helpful, but it's a lot of work for relatively few
people to use.  An easier solution would be a short document listing
all the steps necessary to build a package in Windows, including at
least pointers to the document of all the tools that should be
installed first.

This should probably contain two sections:  building a package that's
intended to be portable to other systems, and building one that's
going to be packaged in a .zip file for Windows-only use.

If someone wants to volunteer to answer questions when I get stuck,
I'll volunteer to produce the document.

Duncan Murdoch
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