[R-pkg-devel] Saving binary files in a package
glennmschultz at me.com
Sat Jul 4 02:24:15 CEST 2015
I am researching the criteria for submitting packages on the R website and using Hadley's packages book as a general guide. The CRAN policy is that a package cannot write files. My question is as follows:
Does this apply when the package is installed only? I ask because my package does not write any files on install. However, I have functions that allow the user to create cusip level information to create a MBS security (dated date, first payment date, etc.). The function then saves the file as a binary to the appropiate data folder in the package file directories. I use the same strategy to save mortgage prepayment model tuning parameters.
If the result of the function, after a package is installed, is to save a data file in the package's subdirectories does this violate CRAN policy against writing files? I read the policy but I am not 100% sure in this case.
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