[R-pkg-devel] Questions for writing a package

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Jun 11 14:02:45 CEST 2015

On 11 June 2015 at 14:10, haixiao990 at aliyun.com wrote:
| I'm now developing a package, which needs to call other released software.
| The software include executable files with configuration files for Win/Linux/Mac. There is no need to install or compiling the software.
| I know it is possible to call the software  executable files by invoking a system command using the function 'system()', 
| but how can I build up a package with these executable files? What directory should I put the software files?  
| Does anyone have experience or solutions? 

Please see


as well as   help(system.file)   in R to locate such files.

As far as I know CRAN will probably reject a package containing binaries.


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