[R] Test suites
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Feb 24 22:18:03 CET 2003
Well, R itself has lots of tests in its test suite (see directory tests
in the sources) as well as a mechanism for running test suites in
packages: recommended packages nlme and rpart have them, for example.
So I suggest just adding a test suite to your package (this *is* a
package, I hope) and running R CMD check on it. It's documented in
`Writing R Extensions'.
On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Giles Heywood wrote:
> I have a collection of functions, class definitions and methods which I
> would like to test systematically for their correctness after changes to
> their code, and also after major R revisions. I believe that the correct
> term for these systematic tests (as opposed to more informal tests) is a
> 'test suite'. Does anyone [apart from Pat Burns :-) ] have code, or
> templates, or specific suggestions for the best approach to constructing
> test suites?
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