[R] Help making first dataset R package

Thierry Onkelinx thierry.onkelinx at inbo.be
Wed Jan 17 17:09:35 CET 2018

Dear Martin,

1 and 2. src is intended for C, C++ or Fortan files, not for R files.
See https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-exts.html#Non_002dR-scripts-in-packages.
Either convert your script to a function and place it in the R folder
or place the the script in inst/src.
3 and 4. Note that R is case sensitive. the extension should be .RData
instead of Rdata. See

Best regards,

ir. Thierry Onkelinx
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2018-01-17 16:53 GMT+01:00 Martin Møller Skarbiniks Pedersen
<traxplayer op gmail.com>:
> Hi,
>   I am trying to make my first R package containing only a single
> data.frame and documentation.
>   All code can be found at:
> https://github.com/MartinMSPedersen/folkeafstemninger
> When I check the package I get four warnings.
> I will list all warnings in this email because they migth be connected.
> 1.
> * checking if this is a source package ... WARNING
> Subdirectory ‘src’ contains:
>   convert_from_xml.R
> These are unlikely file names for src files.
> 2.
> * checking whether package ‘folkeafstemninger’ can be installed ... WARNING
> Found the following significant warnings:
>   Warning: no source files found
> See ‘/home/mm/gits/folkeafstemninger.Rcheck/00install.out’ for details.
> 3.
> * checking package subdirectories ... WARNING
> Subdirectory ‘data’ contains no data sets.
> Subdirectory ‘src’ contains no source files.
> 4.
> * checking contents of ‘data’ directory ... WARNING
> Files not of a type allowed in a ‘data’ directory:
>   ‘folkeafstemninger.Rdata’
> Please use e.g. ‘inst/extdata’ for non-R data files
>  The raw xml-files I used to create the data.frame is placed under raw/
>  The data.frame is saved as data/folkeafstemninger.RData
> and
>   The R source I wrote to convert the xml-files is placed under src/
> Thanks for any help.
> Regards
> Martin
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