[R-pkg-devel] S4 generics package?

Uwe Ligges ligge@ @ending from @t@ti@tik@tu-dortmund@de
Fri Jul 6 18:06:14 CEST 2018

You can submit to CRAN: strong dependencies must be available from a 
mainstream repository such as CRAN and BioC.

Uwe Ligges

On 06.07.2018 17:58, Charles Determan wrote:
> Greetings,
> I know in Bioconductor there is the BiocGenerics package (
> https://bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/BiocGenerics.html).  I
> have not been able to find any similar package on CRAN.  I use S4 methods
> quite often and a package like this would be very useful for future
> packages I am developing.
> My question generally is, should I consider using BiocGenerics as a
> dependency if I normally submit to CRAN?  My understanding is that I would
> need to submit any package which uses BiocGenerics to Bioconductor to meet
> dependency requirements.  I have no issue with Bioconductor, I even have
> another package published on there.  However, the packages I am developing
> are not specific to bioinformatics.
> That said, if no such 'generics' package exists on CRAN I am curious what
> people would think of me possibly developing a 'peer' package similar to
> BiocGenerics for CRAN packages.
> Regards,
> Charles
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