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

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 22:47:35 CEST 2018

On 05/04/2018 4:41 PM, Ben Bolker wrote:
> 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 ...

... without showing us what they asked you to do.

Duncan Murdoch

> 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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