[R-pkg-devel] data in R package

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Apr 29 15:10:29 CEST 2019

On 29/04/2019 5:03 a.m., Raffaele Argiento wrote:
> Dear all
> 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

There are two answers to this.  If you are intending to distribute your 
package on CRAN, then the appropriate document is


Relevant parts of it would likely be the rules about size and copyright 
status, but there may be other parts too:  read it over.

If you are not intending to distribute on CRAN, then you are pretty free 
to do whatever you want, subject to the laws of your country.  R has no 
standing to control what you do with your own creation.

Duncan Murdoch

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