[Rd] Making a patch

Tony Plate tplate at acm.org
Tue Jul 25 18:10:25 CEST 2006

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-- Tony Plate

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 7/23/2006 6:04 PM, Andrew Robinson wrote:
>>Dear R developers,
>>is there a preferred format or strategy for making a patch to
>>contribute to a package that is maintained by R-core?  Berwin Turlach
>>and I have written a very minor extension to lmeControl to allow it to
>>pass an argument to nlminb for the maximum number of evaluations of
>>the objective function.  I've edited the nlme/R/lme.R and
>>nlme/man/lmeControl.Rd files.  I can diff the files, but the options
>>seem numerous.  I haven't been able to find any hinst on the preferred
>>approach.  Any advice would be welcomed.
> Gregor pointed out a description of the suggested format.  But the 
> strategy is also important:  in order for your patch to be incorporated, 
> you need to convince someone to accept it.  To do that, you should post 
> the following sort of information along with your patch:
>   - what the patch does
>   - what problem it solves
>   - what problems it may cause
> You should also make sure your patch is complete, e.g. if it changes 
> lmeControl, then you should also include a patch to the documentation 
> for lmeControl.
> Duncan Murdoch
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