[Rd] NOTE: unstated dependencies in examples

Yihui Xie xie at yihui.name
Thu Oct 13 03:00:34 CEST 2011

You have this in Jevons.Rd:

# show as balloonplots

if (require(gplots)) {

and this in Snow.Rd:



It will certainly be helpful if R CMD check can provide more
informative messages (in this case, e.g, point out the Rd files).

Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
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On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 11:33 AM, Michael Friendly <friendly at yorku.ca> wrote:
> Using R 2.13.1, I am now getting the following NOTE when I run R CMD check
> on my HistData
> package
> * checking for unstated dependencies in examples ... NOTE
> 'library' or 'require' calls not declared from:
>  gplots sp
> Under R 2.12.x, I didn't get these notes.
> I have ~ 25 .Rd files in this package, and AFAICS, every example uses
> library or require for the
> functions used;  the DESCRIPTION file has the long list of Suggests, which
> previously was sufficient
> for packages used in examples.
> Suggests: gtools, KernSmooth, maps, ggplot2, proto, grid, reshape, plyr,
> lattice, ReadImages, car
> But I have no way to find the .Rd file(s) that triggered this note.
>  What is the tool used in R CMD check to make this diagnosis?  It would be
> better
> if this reported the .Rd file(s) that triggered this note.
> Is it possible that this note could be specious?
> -Michael
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