[Rd] Package development process?

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com
Wed Jun 16 06:20:33 CEST 2010

Hi, Gabor:

       Thanks.  I added a row for Ruby and columns for "Package manager" 
and "Collaborative development platform" to the table of "Selected 
Repositories" in the Wikipedia entry for "Software repository".  Please 
correct me if I'm wrong, but the Wiki page for Ruby suggested to me that 
RubyGems is a package manager, crudely comparable to the "R CMD check 
process", while the Ruby counterpart for CRAN is the "Ruby Application 
Archive (RAA)".  In addition, there is "RubyForge", which sounds like 
analogous to R-Forge.  If this is incorrect or can otherwise be 
improved, please either let me know or change the Wiki yourself.

       Any other suggestions?
       Thanks again,

On 6/15/2010 6:52 PM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 9:45 PM, Spencer Graves
> <spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com>  wrote:
>> Hello, All:
>>       What thoughts might you have on "The R Software Package Development
>> Process"?
>>       I'm looking for ideas, materials, references, and / or collaborators
>> for an article on this topic to be submitted to the Communications of the
>> ACM.  My limited experience with other languages such as Matlab and Python
>> suggests that R may be fairly unique with CRAN and this accompanying package
> Perl has CPAN and TeX has CTAN.  Ruby has RubyGems.

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