Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Nov 18 18:52:54 CET 2006
On Sat, 18 Nov 2006, Charles Annis, P.E. wrote:
> Im running R version 2.4.0 (2006-10-03) on WindowsXP in a 3 year old DELL
> box with 2 gig.
> I have successfully created a zipped package, mh1823_2.1.zip, using R CMD
> build --binary mh1823.
> R CMD build --binary automatically adds a file, mh1823, containing
> .First.lib and its default function definition.
How does it do that? (I've never seen it do so.) What it is documented
to do is to create a binary package with a file mh1823/R/mh1823 which
contains code you put in the package sources, so I am pretty sure you
> I would like to supply my own .First.lib function to create menus when the
> package is loaded by calling my menu-creator function. It is easy to do
> after the package is installed from mh1823_2.1.zip, but I want my .First.lib
> function to be part of mh1823_2.1.zip in the first place.
> Is there a way that I can use R CMD build --binary, with its zip file
> output, but substitute my .First.lib function for the default?
All packages that I am aware of on CRAN which use compiled code have their
own .First.lib or .onLoad, normally in file R/zzz.R.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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