[R-pkg-devel] Storing Data Used in an Example

Joshua Ulrich josh.m.ulrich at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 18:37:18 CEST 2017

On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 11:32 AM, Roy Mendelssohn - NOAA Federal
<roy.mendelssohn at noaa.gov> wrote:
> Hi All:
> I have a package whose main function is to download environmental data using a service.  I have added some plot routines,  As it is, my examples of just the downloads push the CRAN limits on time,  so I want the plot examples to use data that has already been downloaded and stored as part of the package.
> Questions:
> 1.  Most appropriate place to store the example data (they will be .RData files).

> 2.  What size of data set is considered to be getting too large to be appropriate to include in a package.
The CRAN Repository Policy says:

"As a general rule, neither data nor documentation should exceed 5MB
(which covers several books). A CRAN package is not an appropriate way
to distribute course notes, and authors will be asked to trim their
documentation to a maximum of 5MB."

> Thanks,
> -Roy
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