[Rd] [Q] Example Data Files for Package

Paul Roebuck roebuck at odin.mdacc.tmc.edu
Tue May 17 21:36:20 CEST 2005

If the example data files for a package are extremely large,
should they just be put in a different package specifically
for example data? If so, are these data packages normally
submitted to CRAN/BioC or mentioned in README with directions
specifying where to download on developer site?

If these files are all dot-tsv (.tsv), they would seem
appropriate for the data directory. "Writing R Extensions"
doesn't specifically mention this as a valid file extension
for that directory. Glancing around at some other packages,
I see a number that create an 'extdata' directory. Is there
a consensus on where alternative data files should be put
within a package?

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