[R-pkg-devel] Fwd: [CRAN-pretest-archived] CRAN submission vioplot 0.3.0

Tom Kelly tomkellygenetic@ @ending from gm@il@com
Wed Dec 26 09:00:38 CET 2018

Dear CRAN maintainers and R package developers,

I am still interested in submitting this update to the "vioplot" package. I
would like to revisit the idea to update this package on CRAN. I think the
changes that I've made here would be useful to a significant number of R

I am submitting to take over as maintainer as this package has been
orphaned for years. I will of course take measures to attribute the
original author and preserve the original LICENSE.

This is a major update with many additional features. This includes fine
control over plotting parameters and formula inputs with documentation on
these parameters. I've added tests and vignettes showing that these work.
However, it does not pass automated checks such as the LICENSE since some
aspects of the original package are very outdated (the additional NOTEs
from the CRAN checks were due to the outdated LICENSE and not being the
current maintainer). Thus a manual review would be required. Otherwise, I
have taken every measure I think is possible to reduce the number of errors
from automated checks and ensure backwards compatibility. These additional
features can be pushed to the repo without disrupting the behaviour of any
existing scripts or packages calling this function.

I realise that the files may since been removed and I would need to
resubmit if it is possible. These can be found at the following GitHub repo:


Kind regards,

Tom Kelly

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Kelly <tomkellygenetics using gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: [CRAN-pretest-archived] CRAN submission vioplot 0.3.0
To: <CRAN-submissions using r-project.org>
Cc: Tom Kelly <tom.kelly using postgrad.otago.ac.nz>

Dear CRAN team,

I have documented the NOTE issues in a cran-comments.md file. I think some
of these are unavoidable as stated in this file. In particular, some issues
with automated checks may arise due to legacy code and meta-data for
compatibility with vioplot 0.2 (last updated in 2005). Please notice that
many of the checks failed by the original package vioplot 0.2 have been
resolved with this release. In addition, this supports range of added
features and input methods consistent with similar plotting functions while
preserving backwards-compatibility.

Due to the proposal to take over as maintainer of an orphaned package, I
request that this submission be reviewed manually. Sorry for the
inconvenience, I will do my best to resolve any further issues that should

Kind Regards,

Tom Kelly

On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 12:34 AM, <Uwe.Ligges using r-project.org> wrote:

> Dear maintainer,
> package vioplot_0.3.0.tar.gz does not pass the incoming checks
> automatically, please see the pre-test at:
> <
> https://win-builder.r-project.org/incoming_pretest/180224_163015_vioplot_030/00check.log
> >
> Status: 5 NOTEs
> Current CRAN status: NOTE: 12
> See: <https://CRAN.R-project.org/web/checks/check_results_vioplot.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:
> <https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-package-devel>
> 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:
> <
> https://win-builder.r-project.org/incoming_pretest/180224_163015_vioplot_030
> >
> The files will be removed after roughly 7 days.
> Strong rev. depends: parviol regplot
> Best regards,
> CRAN teams' auto-check service

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