[R-pkg-devel] how to skip tests on CRAN but NOT on travis-ci?

Gábor Csárdi csardi.gabor at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 17:51:30 CEST 2015

I think you can just use skip_on_cran() for the tests that you want to
skip on CRAN, and set the NOT_CRAN environment variable in your Travis


On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 10:46 AM, Jennifer Bryan <jenny at stat.ubc.ca> wrote:
> I hope this is an appropriate to place to ask this. My question involves add-on tools and services, but I think they are in common use and others might have same question.
> I am using testthat for testing and Travis (https://travis-ci.org) for continuous integration.
> I do not want the vast majority of my tests to run on CRAN. They take a long time, require an internet connection, etc. I believe the official testthat solution for this is to use testthat::skip_on_cran() at the beginning of the body of the test.
> However, I DO want these tests to run on Travis. In fact, I'd like to be as crazy strict on Travis as possible. More strict than on CRAN. So running R CMD check on Travis "as CRAN" is no good for me.
> I think this coincides with this unanswered question on stackoverflow:
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27557150/check-as-cran-but-do-not-skip-any-tests?lq=1
> Thanks for any suggestions,
> Jenny
> Jennifer Bryan
> Associate Professor
> Department of Statistics and
>    the Michael Smith Laboratories
> University of British Columbia
> Vancouver, BC Canada
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