[Rd] use of depends, suggests, etc
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jan 27 23:12:08 CET 2011
On Thu, 27 Jan 2011, Kevin R. Coombes wrote:
> I'm putting together an R package. In explaining how it works (in the Rd
> files), I want to refer to another package. The other package is not used
> anywhere in the actual code nor in the examples. So, there is no reason to
> include the other package in the Depends, Suggests, or Imports lines of the
> DESCRIPTION file. People will be able to use my package without actually
> installing the other package.
> However, "R CMD check" warns about "Missing link(s)" when it is checking the
> cross references in the Rd files.
> What is the preferred way to make this warning go away?
Follow the 'Writing R Extensions' manual. There is a 3-item bullet
point in §1.1.1 following
'The general rules are'
and your claims contradict the third point.
> Thanks in advance,
> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
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