[R-pkg-devel] Rdmacros as Suggests rather than Imports
murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sat Jan 23 10:54:51 CET 2021
On 22/01/2021 4:51 p.m., Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> Hi James,
> On 22 January 2021 at 15:42, James Pustejovsky wrote:
> | Thanks very much for your input! By "patch it out" do you mean modify my
> | package description for the Debian distribution only? Would it work to
> And code / content! Can't just alter the DESCRIPTION if the Rd still call mathjaxr.
> | create a separate branch of my Github repo with modifications for the
> | Debian distro, and then submit that directly to Debian maintainers?
> | I'm sorry for my naivete here--I'm just not quite sure how to proceed.
> I attempted to lay out two alternatives:
> i) where you remove mathjaxr, the Debian package just follows
> ii) where you do nothing but the Debian package gets altered ("patched")
> and then differs in that only it no longer uses mathjaxr
> Hth, Dirk
I wonder if there's a way to define stubs for the macros in the package,
and use mathjaxr versions only conditional on having it available? I
suspect that should be possible, but might require changes in R, not
just in the individual packages.
As to the workaround in rgl: since the mathjaxr macros are defined to
be similar to the existing \eqn and \deqn macros in base R, it was easy
to switch back to those and I (hopefully temporarily) dropped the
mathjaxr dependency completely. For a package that made more extensive
use of math in the help pages it would be more work.
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