[R-pkg-devel] Cannot submit package due to misspell note

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 22:30:57 CEST 2018

On 05/04/2018 4:17 PM, Dudek Andrzej wrote:
> CRAN maintainers rejected the package two times already due to this note
> But for previous version I've been asked to add the references in description field:
>> Package Information:
>> Package: mdsOpt
>> Version: 0.1-4
>> Title: Searching for Optimal MDS Procedure for Metric Data
>> Author(s): Marek Walesiak <marek.walesiak at ue.wroc.pl>  Andrzej Dudek
>>     <andrzej.dudek at ue.wroc.pl>
>> Maintainer: Andrzej Dudek <andrzej.dudek at ue.wroc.pl>
>> Depends: smacof, clusterSim
>> Suggests: testthat
>> Description: Searching for optimal multidimensional scaling procedure for
>>     metric data.
> Thanks, can you please extend your description text.
> Can you provide some references in the form authors (year) <doi:...> or <arXiv:...> (no space after 'doi:' and 'arXiv:')?
> Best,
> Swetlana Herbrandt
> --------------------
> So at this point is some kind of vicious circle for me :-)  Maybe adding quotation mark is best idea (?)

You didn't post the message for the current submission.  In my 
experience, they won't reject a package due to false positives from the 
spell checker, so I would guess that you have misinterpreted their 
rejection message.

When I was checking incoming packages, I would generally ask submitters 
to respect the requirement to use complete sentences; none of your 
"sentences", e.g.

Selecting the optimal multidimensional scaling (MDS) procedure for 
metric data via metric MDS (ratio, interval, mspline) and nonmetric MDS 

and your reference list

(Borg, I., Groenen, P.J.F., Mair, P. (2013) <doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31848-1>,
  De Leeuw, J., Mair, P. (2015) <doi:10.1002/9781118445112.stat06268.pub2>,
  Groenen, P.J.F., Winsberg, S., Rodriguez, O., Diday, E. (2006) 
Walesiak, M. (2016) <doi:10.15611/ekt.2016.2.01>,
  Walesiak, M. (2017) <doi:10.15611/ekt.2017.3.01>).

are grammatically complete sentences, so I probably would have asked you 
to reword things.

Duncan Murdoch

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