[R-pkg-devel] Add reference in Description

Uwe Ligges ||gge@ @end|ng |rom @t@t|@t|k@tu-dortmund@de
Mon Sep 9 15:13:13 CEST 2019

On 09.09.2019 14:54, Helmut Schütz wrote:
> Hi Juhee,
> Juhee Lee wrote on 2019-09-09 12:53:
>> […] please add these in the Description field
>> So I added it in the Description field of my DESCRIPTION file like this:
>> Description: […]
>>      Berrington de Gonzalez A, et al.(2012) 
>> <DOI:10.1088/0952-4746/32/3/205>,
>>      National Research Council(2006, ISBN:978-0-309-09156-5).
> I would use <doi:...> instead of <DOI:...>
> Interesting that CRAN started requesting references a while ago.
> Note that /nothing/ about it is stated in the 'R-Extensions Manual'.
>> But, I've gotten the reply like below.
>> Possibly mis-spelled words in DESCRIPTION:
>> Berrington (32:5)
> Happens all the time, esp. with names. Sometimes words are common in 
> your particular
> field but unknown to the spell-checker.
> It seems that the spell-checker learns or is less strict in later 
> submissions.
> Nothing to worry about.
>> Found the following (possibly) invalid DOIs:
>> DOI: 10.1088/0952-4746/32/3/205
>> Status: Forbidden
>> Message: 403
> Strange. Generally you get that only if the document is behind a 
> pay-wall and not
> even the abstract can be accessed. I could access it.
> Sometimes an entire site is down for maintenance (as Springer was ~ two 
> weeks ago).
> Then one gets an HTTP 404.

All true, just le to me add: CRAN sends many requests to these sites a 
day, hence they may reject CRAN traffic, which you can simply ignore.

Uwe Ligges

>> How do I modify it?
> You can't. Be patient. As stated in the note, wait for a member of CRAN 
> to check that.
> Wetware outperforms silicon-based lifeforms.
> Cheers,
> Helmut

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