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

Ben Bolker bbolker at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 22:41:15 CEST 2018

I think it was reasonable to post this to the list for discussion --
it's good not to bother the CRAN maintainers unnecessarily. At this
point it might be more productive to e-mail them (CRAN maintainers)
for clarification:  e.g., explain your interpretation of what they're
asking you to do and give them some options about how you might
propose to meet their requirements. Otherwise you're asking a bunch of
strangers on the internet to guess what the CRAN maintainers want you
to do ...

On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 4:30 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 (ordinal).
> 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)
> <doi:10.1016/j.csda.2006.04.003>,
> 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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