[R-pkg-devel] "Imports" for seemingly "base" functions/libraries

Joshua Ulrich josh.m.ulrich at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 05:03:49 CEST 2015

On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 4:23 PM, Wayne Taylor <wayne.j.taylor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I received results from a package development check. On some platforms, I
> receive numerous errors such as:
> [my own function]: no visible global function definition for ‘boxplot’
> [my own function]: no visible binding for global variable ‘quantile’
> [my own function]: no visible global function definition for ‘bxp’
> To be clear, some of my functions call boxplot, quantile, and bxp - I am
> not rewriting these functions. To correct these errors, should I adding
> "graphics" and "stats" to the "Imports:" statement in the DESCRIPTION file
> (the libraries associated with these functions)? I am a bit surprised that
> we would also need to add these common "base" libraries to the Imports
> statement, but I wanted to double check with the experts. I noticed these
> errors occur only on the "developer" versions of the platforms, so it seems
> that they are running a more stringent test. Thanks,
Yes, this is expected.  See:

And an earlier email on this list:

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