[R-pkg-devel] need some help to understand package build workflow

Glenn Schultz glennmschultz at me.com
Fri Jul 31 02:49:20 CEST 2015

Hi All,

I have a package stable and working.  Now, I am trying to consolidate some functions that share similar inputs.  Example below.  So, I branched on github and work with the branch but now when I run the R check in studio I get the following warning:

* checking Rd \usage sections ... WARNING
Documented arguments not in \usage in documentation object 'Effective.Measure':

Clearly type is documented.  Perhaps this is an R studio/git hub issue. Travis tells me the build is broken.  I am trying to build and work with the package within standards so I am not sure what happened.   Maybe this is not a topic that belongs here but I can't find answers on the internet.


#' A function to compute effective duration and convexity
#' Calculates the effective duration and based on discount vector (zero coupon)
#' cashflow vector, and rate delta
#' @param Rate.Delta A numeric value the interest rate shift in basis points
#' @param cashflow A numeric vector of cashflow
#' @param discount.rates A numeric vector of the discount rates
#' @param time.period A numeric vector of the time period
#' @param type A character vector to specify either duration or convexity
#' @export
Effective.Measure <- function(Rate.Delta = numeric(), 
                               cashflow = vector(), 
                               discount.rates = vector(), 
                               time.period = vector(),
                               type = "character"){
  discount.rates.up = discount.rates + Rate.Delta
  discount.rates.dwn = discount.rates - Rate.Delta
  Price.NC = sum((1/((1+discount.rates)^time.period)) * cashflow)
  Price.UP = sum((1/((1+discount.rates.up)^time.period)) * cashflow)
  Price.DWN = sum((1/((1+discount.rates.dwn)^time.period)) * cashflow)
         duration =   (Price.UP - Price.DWN)/(2*Price.NC*Rate.Delta),
         convexity =  (Price.UP + Price.DWN - (2*Price.NC))/(2*Price.NC*(Rate.Delta^2)))


setGeneric("Effective.Measure", function(Rate.Delta = numeric(), 
                                          cashflow = vector(), 
                                          discount.rates = vector(), 
                                          time.period = vector())

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