[Rd] Detaching "ctest"

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri, 30 Mar 2001 18:26:52 +0200

>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA writes:

> ...

>> configure("packages")

> which could do different things depending on whether you were using a
> GUI, terminal interface, ESS, or maybe even batch mode. In simple
> modes it might simply be based on edit()ing the output of

>   data.frame(package=.packages(all=T),
>              load=!is.na(match(.packages(all=T),.packages())))

> - although you might want to distinguish between the usual profile-ish
> things (site-level/user-level/directory-level/workspace-specific) too.
> With a GUI, you'd likely want something with checkboxes instead.

Nice idea!  Two remarks.

* We might want similar ways of setting `preferences' such as options.
  [E.g., via something like Emacs M-x customize, or in a GUI style.]

* In any case, as far as I am concerned the real problem is not having a
  convenient interface but on agreeing on what the choices should be,
  and how well-educated users or site admins need to be to make the
  right choices.  E.g., when it comes to setting a default profile for
  packages, how does the user find out which packages he wants?

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