[R-pkg-devel] Saving binary files in a package

Thierry Onkelinx thierry.onkelinx at inbo.be
Sat Jul 4 09:12:50 CEST 2015

You have no guarantee that the user has write access to those folders. So
you might want to rethink your strategy.

ir. Thierry Onkelinx
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Op 4 jul. 2015 05:00 schreef "Glenn Schultz" <glennmschultz at me.com>:

> Hi All,
> 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.
> -Glenn
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