[R] Creating Packages with Windows under R 2.0.0

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Oct 20 09:03:23 CEST 2004

JMB wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a workspace that contains a number of functions I want to put in a
> library. 

It's a *package*.

 > Under R 1.9.0 I did this fairly easily by putting them in a R
> folder, creating a DESCRIPTION & TITLE file etc. I could then load my
> library successfully.
> Under R 2.0.0 this simple process apparently no longer works. I have used
> package.skeleton() and have run R CMD INSTALL pkgname but still get various
> errors. I have installed the various tools and do have a path to them. Is
> there not a simple way to create a library consisting of just a group of
> functions?  

Yes, you already mentioned it: Use R CMD INSTALL.

> I know the DESCRIPTION file is different under R 2.0.0 

no, not necessarily

 > but what
> else do I have to consider? I've read most of the pertinent documentation

Let me guess: Are you on windows (at least your mail header says so)?
Then please read .../src/gnuwin32/readme.package *completely*!

What does the error message say?

As each R-help message tells us:
"PLEASE do read the posting guide! 

Uwe Ligges

> and though it is somewhat helpful it is not always helpful if you haven't
> been able to get these procedures to run correctly.
> Jeff Breiwick
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