[R-pkg-devel] A note from CRAN package check

Uwe Ligges ||gge@ @end|ng |rom @t@t|@t|k@tu-dortmund@de
Mon Sep 28 23:34:57 CEST 2020

Indeed, in this case, the CRAN team will let is pass anyway.

Uwe Ligges

On 28.09.2020 18:41, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 28/09/2020 11:10 a.m., Yicheng Yang wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I notice that there is a note from CRAN package check results for our
>> package as follows:
>> Version: 1.4.1
>> Check: installed package size
>> Result: NOTE
>>       installed size is 5.3Mb
>>       sub-directories of 1Mb or more:
>>       libs 5.2Mb
>> The link to our package is here:
>> https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/FHDI/index.html
>> So I know the problem is that our package exceeds the maximum size of 
>> 5MB.
>> But I don't understand where we can trim our package to meet
>> this requirement. We can not modify the source codes (C++ file and R 
>> files)
>> because we may lose some functionalities of the package. Do we have to 
>> trim
>> R documents? Any suggestions?
> Reducing documents isn't going to be enough:  most of the problem is in 
> libs.
> You should investigate whether the libs you need are provided by other 
> packages, or (if you wrote them yourself), whether it's really true that 
> you can't shrink them.
> You could consider splitting your package into two packages, if there 
> are several libs.
> You could try to explain to CRAN why you need to use all that space. 
> There are packages on CRAN that exceed the 5Mb limit.
> Finally, you could choose to distribute your package in some other way 
> besides CRAN.
> Duncan Murdoch
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