[R-pkg-devel] installed package size problem on Mac but not Linux nor Windows

Spencer Graves @pencer@gr@ve@ @end|ng |rom e||ect|vede|en@e@org
Tue Sep 22 09:45:24 CEST 2020

On 2020-09-22 02:22, Hugh Parsonage wrote:
> One of your vignettes is a 52-page pdf. It may be more suitable to 
> provide a link to it rather than distributing it with the package, or 
> distribute an excerpt.
> Some the images in the PDFs could be PDFs themselves, or be pngs with 
> lower resolution.

	  Yes.  That's done by default by "R CMD build / check" on my Mac but 
not on Linux nor Windows 10.  I'm not sure, but I think this problem is 
fairly recent:  I think that "R CMD build / check" on Mac used to run 
like on Linux and Win10 without creating these huge PDF and HTML files 
from vignettes.  If it's only the figures, I would naively think there 
should be an option to make sure that the figures were coded in svg so 
it wouldn't take up as much space.  Or, failing that, if the problem is 
the figures, I can code it so the figures don't plot unless people run 
them manually.  Or maybe I shouldn't be trying to distribute vignettes 
like this.

	  Thanks for the reply.

> On Tue, 22 Sep 2020 at 5:04 pm, Spencer Graves 
> <spencer.graves using effectivedefense.org 
> <mailto:spencer.graves using effectivedefense.org>> wrote:
>     Hello, All:
>                R CMD check of "https://github.com/sbgraves237/Ecfun" on
>     Mac produces
>     the following NOTE:
>     * checking installed package size ... NOTE
>         installed size is  5.9Mb
>         sub-directories of 1Mb or more:
>           doc   5.2Mb
>                It doesn't do that with Travis CI[1] nor on a Windows 10
>     computer I
>     have.  "Writing R Extensions" suggested using "--compact-vignettes"
>     with
>     qpdf.  That changed nothing.
>                Suggestions?
>                Will this be problem on CRAN?
>                Thanks,
>                Spencer
>     [1]
>     https://travis-ci.org/github/sbgraves237/Ecfun/builds/727906753
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