[R] How to publish a new package on CRAN

J C Nash pro|jcn@@h @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed May 15 15:08:30 CEST 2019

In reading the original post, I could not help but get a feeling that the writers were
going through an exercise in learning how to put a package on CRAN. Having organized "Navigating
the R Package Universe" at UseR!2017, where Spencer Graves, Julia Silge and I pointed out the
difficulties for users in finding appropriate tools among the thousands of packages, perhaps
an effort to organize or modify EXISTING packages would be more useful.

It is NOT that new packages are unwelcome per se, but that we continue to need organization and
amalgamation of these new packages into collections or categories so that similar functionality
can be accessed more efficiently. And as a retired academic, I know how much "new" is valued over
"review and assessment" of existing material. I've found several "new" publications of codes I
published nearly half a century ago in the literature from time to time. Maybe the posters could
write RPlagiarizedCheck.


On 2019-05-14 10:31 p.m., Abby Spurdle wrote:
> And there's the R Manuals:
> https://cran.r-project.org/manuals.html
> The most relevant one (for this purpose) is "Writing R Extensions".
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