[Rd] if(--as-cran)?

Hadley Wickham hadley at rice.edu
Tue Sep 4 04:59:59 CEST 2012

> | Hi, see thread "[Rd] Proposal: Mechanism for controlling the amount of
> | testing 'R CMD check' performs" on April 8, 2012:
> |
> |   https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2012-April/063809.html
> Good proposal, somehow I missed that at the time.  Something like this ought
> be to implemented in R proper.
> In Rcpp, I am now using a similar environment-variable-based approach, and it
> doesn't scale particularly well if every (large) package does its own thing.

Is there any approach that's going to be particularly better than
scaling out CRAN's build servers?  As a particularly profuse package
author, I'd be happy to pay for the computing time that it takes to
run a full set of tests on my package (and this seems feasible in the
era of on-demand cloud computing).


Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics / Rice University

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