[Rd] R 3.1.0: 'R CMD Sweave' deletes non tex files created upon batch mode exit
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 13:43:55 CEST 2014
On 20/04/2014, 6:43 PM, Jeroen Ooms wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Martin Maechler
> <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
>> you are welcome, and thanked again together with everyone who
>> spends the little extra time for checking / using "the next
>> version of R" -- in general, i.e., on a regular basis.
> With the risk of starting another flamewar I would like to point out
> that a natural way to encourage use of r-patched/r-dev would be
> extending the R release cycle to CRAN packages as was proposed on this
> mailing list a couple of weeks ago.
> If install.packages would default to downloading frozen/stable CRAN
> packages in r-release, and download the very latest CRAN packages in
> r-patched/r-dev, then most developers would probably switch to r-dev.
I doubt if that would be true. I'd guess most everybody would use
r-patched. This would have the effect that nobody would have
reproducible research (since r-patched builds aren't archived), and few
would test r-devel.
> Thereby they would automatically be using the latest ("devel")
> versions of base packages in the same way as they currently test their
> script/project/package to work with the latest ("current") versions of
> CRAN packages.
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