[R-pkg-devel] [Rd] NAMESPACE imports
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Jun 22 13:26:35 CEST 2015
I'm diverting this to the newly appropriate R-package-devel mailing list
see also http://www.r-project.org/mail.html .
I hope that's fine for you.
>>>>> Roger Koenker <rkoenker at illinois.edu>
>>>>> on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:56:17 +0200 writes:
> I need some advice on how to resolve a warning in a revision of my
> REBayes package.
> At the moment the package Depends on SparseM and Matrix and does some
> mildly exotic
> coercion like this:
> A <- as(as.matrix.csc(A),"dgCMatrix")
> that converts a SparseM csr matrix A into a SparseM csc matrix and then
> into a dgC Matrix. I suppose
> that I could try to convert all of this sort of thing into pkg::fname
> calls, but I dont relish the prospect.
and IIUC, you should not do that ("::") typically, to the contrary.
> Is there some other strategy? Actually, to be honest, Im not entirely
> sure how to do this conversion for the
> above expression, so if this is the way to go, could someone explain
> the right way to deal with the first as()?
The above is "fine" (well, I'm pretty sure it is suboptimal, and
you could more directly convert to a "dgCMatrix" ..)
in the sense of the package checks.
> At the moment Im stuck with the following warning that I cant seem to
> find a way around:
> * checking whether package 'REBayes' can be installed ... WARNING
> Found the following significant warnings:
> Warning: replacing previous import by 'SparseM::coerce' when loading
As alluded to above, you typically should not use have to use
such explicit "::" calls, but rather make sure -- via your
NAMESPACE file -- to import the corresponding functionality from
the correct places.
One "mistake" many package authors do is to say
for a host of packages instead specifically
importFrom(pkg_1, fun1, fun2, fun3)
As you are the maintainer of SparseM and I am of Matrix, we
should really e-talk in trying to resolve this.
Are you developing REBayes "in public" (i.e. on R-forge,
github, bitorrent, .. or another such public place), so I could
reproduce what you are seeing?
With best regards,
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