[R-pkg-devel] Package check help: Package required but not available

David Stanley dstanley at uoguelph.ca
Thu Mar 1 17:05:05 CET 2018

Hi Everyone,

I’m new to this list but hopefully you can help me.

I’m working on updating my apaTables package (most recent code: https://github.com/dstanley4/apaTables)

However, I’m encountering problems passing the CRAN check because of a package I use (MBESS). MBESS is available on all platforms except r-patched-solaris-x86 (see https://cran.r-project.org/web/checks/check_results_apaTables.html)

To work around this I did three things that have not worked.

1) I modified the DESCRIPTION file. I moved MBESS from Imports to Suggests

2) I manipulated a flag (show.confidence.interval) in my file apaDvalueTable.R show that it is always FALSE if the following is FALSE: requireNamespace("MBESS", quietly = TRUE) . That is, if the package is not there do no calculate the confidence intervals that require it. But I still fail the check. Is this perhaps because I didn’t wrap the MBESS command on line 97 with an “if” using requireNamespace? This command will never be executed without the package though because of the flag.

3) I also wrapped a command that uses MBESS in apaRegressionTable.R (line 276) that uses MBESS.

Any help much appreciated in resolving this "Package required but not available” problem.

(Detailed CRAN message below. Fixing the Notes issues are easy.)


David Stanley, PhD | Associate Professor
Department of Psychology | University of Guelph
4002 MacKinnon | 50 Stone Rd E | Guelph, ON | N1G 2W1
dstanley at uoguelph.ca<mailto:dstanley at uoguelph.ca>  | 519-824-4120 Ext. 58590

Dear maintainer,

package apaTables_2.0.1.tar.gz does not pass the incoming checks automatically, please see the pre-test at:
Status: 2 NOTEs

Current CRAN status: ERROR: 1, OK: 11
See: <https://CRAN.R-project.org/web/checks/check_results_apaTables.html>

Please fix all problems and resubmit a fixed version via the webform.
If you are not sure how to fix the problems shown, please ask for help on the R-package-devel mailing list:
If you are fairly certain the rejection is a false positive, please reply-all to this message and explain.

More details are given in the directory:
The files will be removed after roughly 7 days.

Best regards,
CRAN teams' auto-check service

	[[alternative HTML version deleted]]

More information about the R-package-devel mailing list