[Rd] Data package questions

Roebuck,Paul L proebuck at mdanderson.org
Thu Jun 9 17:39:15 CEST 2011

In process of creating data package from an existing one.
The current package has both raw data files and the associated
RData objects created from them. Currently, the data subdirectory
is 1.5Mb and the extdata is 5.4Mb.

Never having created a data package before, how is this best
done? Should the data package contain only the raw data, or
the RData objects too (tightly coupled)? If the later, what
(if anything) is added to the DESCRIPTION meta-information
to denote the dependency? Should both packages suggest each

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