[Rd] how to make a true binary package?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Tue Oct 11 18:39:38 CEST 2011

On 11.10.2011 18:33, A Zege wrote:
> I'd like to have a version of a package that doesn't include sources. I
> thought that this could be achieved by using binary option in R CMD build,
> but in fact it packages source code that could be easily printed once the
> library is loaded. Is there an option to avoid visibility of the source?

R is open source software ...

Anyway, for C sources: these cannot be printed easily in a binary 
package. But then make sure your license is file given you link against 
something under GPL ...

> Another related question is how to install two versions of the same package,
> so that i could load either of them? I am sure this could be done, just
> cannot find this in docs.

You can install each version of the package into a separate library.

Uwe Ligges

> I am using R 2.12.1 on Red Hat Lunix
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