[Rd] Periods in package names?

Henrik Bengtsson hb at stat.berkeley.edu
Mon Mar 5 22:00:43 CET 2007


is it ok to have more than one period in a package name, e.g. aroma.light.bioc?

I remember there was once a limitation/a recommendation that one
should use at most one period in a package name.  I just browsed
"Writing R Extensions" (for R v2.4.1) and scanned it for words
"period" and "dot", and I cannot find this limitation anymore, but

"The Package and Version fields give the name and the version of the
package, respectively. The name should consist of letters, numbers,
and the dot character and start with a letter. [...]"



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