[R-pkg-devel] [FORGED] Re: How to (conditionally) use an archived package (without Suggests)?

Hugh Parsonage hugh.parsonage at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 17:45:41 CET 2018

Not to mention a drat repository you can just fork with a single click!
On Mon, 26 Feb 2018 at 3:25 am, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:

> On 25 February 2018 at 15:00, Marius Hofert wrote:
> | okay, so (afaik) this is just a github repos which contains an exact
> | copy of the github version of the problematic package (here: loon). I
> Be very careful with terminology here:
>  -- "github repo" is to most people a source code repo
>  -- drat uses github and its "automatic webserver" to provide an "R repo",
> ie
>     a repository for R packages (ie .tar.gz, binaries for macOS and windows
>     work too if you build them).
> I have long joked that I wrote more documentation than code for drat, and
> it
> still confused the hell out of people.  But there are numerous vignettes, a
> useR talk I have and of course the long and very detailed paper.
> Dirk
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