[R] How to pack my stuff into a package (library, collection)?

mel mel at altk.com
Mon Apr 7 09:17:00 CEST 2008

Tribo Laboy a écrit :

> Hello,
> I am new useR, I have written some functions, which I currently use by
> "source"-ing them from the files.
> That's OK, but when I my functions start counting in the tens and
> hundreds I'd be glad to be able to type
> "help.search("my_obscure_fun")" and get a sensible reply. I also want
> to be able to load them as a package at startup and not have to
> "source" each one individually.

Why not simply use a function doing that.
(That's how I proceed).
You can call it in .First()

> I read through the "Writing R
> Extensions" file, but I am overwhelmed with the vast amount of
> prescribed detail that Extension Authors must follow - directory
> structure, file structure, etc. Luckily, I found the "prompt"
> function, which helps in writing of help-files in the form of "fill-in
> the blanks". But that's only for the help-files.

I did an horrible hack (rerouting an existing package help directory)
for simply having ? callable html help files for my own functions.
Sad, but seems simpler than downloading X Mo of stuff just for that.

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