[R-pkg-devel] How to include examples that run > 5 secs and contain personal info

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Mon Nov 6 14:37:06 CET 2017

Then simply explain this situation to the CRAN team and "they" will 
probably let the package pass.

Uwe Ligges

On 06.11.2017 14:25, Jorge Cimentada wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm in the process of submitting a package to CRAN and I've run into an
> issue with the examples of some functions. The purpose of nearly all
> functions of the package is to download data from a website. There is one
> main problem I've received from CRAN.
> 1) If it's feasible, include examples which are executed in < 5 secs.
> Downloading data usually take between 5-10 seconds in the best case. I've
> included most examples as \dontrun{} specifically because of this. There is
> no way of creating smaller toy examples that run in less time.
> Every time the function is run the user must specify his/her email, which
> is private information Because the examples are not being executed, I've
> included fake emails such as your at email.com to show the user how it works.
> The CRAN team suggested using something like:
> -----
> \examples{
>         examples for users:
>         executable in < 5 sec
>         for checks
>         \dontshow{
>                examples for checks:
>                executable in < 5 sec together with the examples above
>                not shown to users
>         }
>         donttest{
>                further examples for users (not used for checks)
>         }
> }
> -----
> To the best of my knowledge, there is not way to get examples always
> running < 5 secs, so it's not feasible to include them in \dontshow{}.
> Also, I'm not sure if users can have access to \dontshow{} in any way by
> going to the specific docs of the function (either on Github or somewhere
> on the CRAN repo). I wouldn't want to reveal personal emails in any way,
> even if it's for the tests.
> Any idea how to handle this situation?
> Note: I do included extensive tests which are successfully tested through
> Travis CI and this wasn't an issue in the CRAN submission.
> -----------------------------------
> Jorge Cimentada
> *https://cimentadaj.github.io/ <https://cimentadaj.github.io/>*
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