[R-pkg-devel] data in R package
r@||@@tubner @end|ng |rom d@q@n@@com
Mon Apr 29 15:09:06 CEST 2019
On 29.04.19 11:03, Raffaele Argiento wrote:
> we are developing a R package and we would like to include as an
> example published data that we have taken from a paper. Is this
> allowed ? Where can I find the policy about distributing data through
> the R Package
From the CRAN policies
Packages should be of the minimum necessary size. Reasonable
compression should be used for data (not just .rda files) and PDF
documentation: CRAN will if necessary pass the latter through qpdf.
As a general rule, neither data nor documentation should exceed 5MB
(which covers several books). A CRAN package is not an appropriate way
to distribute course notes, and authors will be asked to trim their
documentation to a maximum of 5MB.
Where a large amount of data is required (even after compression),
consideration should be given to a separate data-only package which
can be updated only rarely (since older versions of packages are
archived in perpetuity).
Besides these technical questions, one also has to consider legal
questions: Under which license may one distribute the data?
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