[R-pkg-devel] Citation in DESCRIPTION file
@eb@meyer @end|ng |rom |@u@de
Wed Feb 24 13:23:39 CET 2021
Am 24.02.21 um 12:22 schrieb Uwe Ligges:
> On 24.02.2021 10:30, Knut Krueger wrote:
>> Am 24.02.21 um 10:05 schrieb Sebastian Meyer:
>> Yes I realized that it is a problem in various packages
>> The question was, whether there is a mistake or a limitation.
>> I was wondering because the CRAN PDF also is not formatting the doi in
>> HTTP:\\... , but the URL
> The intention always was to provide links from the packages' CRAN pages.
> And that works.
> We may work on the PDF versions.
Good idea. I have submitted a bug report for this at
and will work on a patch when time permits and if not taken up by
> Uwe Ligges
>> Regards Knut
>>> I think you need to be more specific. Which "downloaded package"? Which
>>> viewer? As the list info says: "We can't help if we don't know what the
>>> problem is."
>>> FWIW, this format is used by many packages that I have installed on my
>>> machine and is rendered as a link on the CRAN package website, see
>>> https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=colorspace, for example.
>>> I can confirm that this format is not recognized in all HTML versions of
>>> package descriptions out there, maybe most prominently at
>>> https://rdrr.io/cran/colorspace/ and
>>> https://www.r-pkg.org/pkg/colorspace . The former does not even convert
>>> full URLs in the description text (such as the R-Forge URL).
>>> However, the lack of clickable DOIs seems to be a limitation of these
>>> websites not of your package description or the CRAN policy. The
>>> required <doi:10..../....> format is officially documented at
>>> Finally, again citing the list info: "Please note that while
>>> R-package-devel contributors will do their best to provide you accurate
>>> and authoritative information, the final arbiters of CRAN submission is
>>> the CRAN team." ;)
>>> Best regards,
>>> Sebastian Meyer
>>> Am 24.02.21 um 09:25 schrieb Knut Krueger:
>>>> Am 22.02.21 um 14:58 schrieb Uwe Ligges:
>>>>> Write it inline as in:
>>>>> See Author 1 (2021) <doi:10....> and Author 2 (2004) <doi:10......>.
>>>> I see at the downloaded package that the urls are not usable by
>>>> means the doi <doi:xyz/1234567> has not been converted to
>>>> Any chance to fix this in the description file?
>>>> Regards Knut
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