[R] installing my own package - problems with INDEX

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Tue Jun 15 19:50:47 CEST 2004

> From: Pamela Hall
> YEAH YEAH YEAH!!  I got a bunch of functions to install with 
> their help pages and even help.search works!!!  The INDEX 
> file is just fine.  YEAH YEAH YEAH!
> This is what I have learned:
> 1.  DO NOT concatenate the *.Rd files. This happens in the 
> installation process.  This is probably completely evident to 
> y'all, but since the only working examples one has to look at 
> are already installed packages which have concatenated Rd 
> files...its a wee bit confusing to novices.  But NOW, I get it.

If you had looked at any of the _source_ package on CRAN (.tar.gz) instead
of the installed packages, you will see that the Rd files are one topic per

> 2.  When one does not concatenate *.Rd files,  (and adds a 
> few print lines to R CMD check when messing around to try and 
> figure out what R CMD check is doing...) then the error 
> messages make much more sense and I was able to find errors.  
> And as you suspected there were many more than just a missing bracket.
> so, now I can mess around with the quality of the package 
> since at least it now EXISTS!
> ...time for a different subject header.
> Thank y'all very much. 
> -ph
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