[R] Creating .Rout.save files for package subdirectory "tests"

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Nov 5 12:17:57 CET 2004

>>>>> "Arne" == Arne Henningsen <ahenningsen at email.uni-kiel.de>
>>>>>     on Fri, 5 Nov 2004 11:56:02 +0100 writes:

    Arne> Hi, I added the "tests" subdirectory and a test file
    Arne> (say "myTest.R") to our "systemfit" package. Up to now
    Arne> I create the "myTest.Rout.save" file with
    >> R CMD BATCH --vanilla myTest.R myTest.Rout.save

that explains everything.  
Why do you do so?


1) Start with no '.Rout.save'

2) R CMD check  <pkg>
   will produce one in  <pkg>.Rcheck/tests/myTest.Rout
   Copy it to the package source, i.e. typically

   cp <pkg>.Rcheck/tests/myTest.Rout <pkg>/tests/myTest.Rout.save

3) R CMD check  <pkg>  
   now *will* do the comparison and give no difference hopefully

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

    Arne> However, "R CMD check" reports two differences between
    Arne> myTest.Rout.save and the output of myTest.R: a)
    Arne> myTest.Rout.save contains following extra line at the
    Arne> beginning of the file:
    >> invisible(options(echo = TRUE))
    Arne> b) myTest.Rout.save contains the following 2 extra
    Arne> lines at the very end of the file:
    >> proc.time()
    Arne> [1] 1.80 0.07 2.00 0.01 0.00

    Arne> Everytime I change myTest.R and create a new
    Arne> myTest.R.save file I have to delete these 3 lines by
    Arne> hand. I could do this e.g. by a script using "sed",
    Arne> but I wonder if I can start "R CMD BATCH" with an
    Arne> option that suppresses any commands that are not in
    Arne> the input file, i.e. "invisible(options(echo = TRUE))"
    Arne> and "proc.time()".  Or what is the easiest way to
    Arne> create .Rout.save files?  (I am using R 2.0.0 on a
    Arne> i686 PC with SuSE Linux 9.0)

    Arne> Thanks, Arne

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