[R] check() warnings for survival-2.6

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 12 23:05:08 CET 2001

On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Thomas Hoffmann wrote:

> I am not sure if this is the right place for that kind of questions, but
> I wondered
> that the recommended package survival did not pass R's check procedure
> without
> warnings:

Well, that's the check for the next version of R applied to code prepared
for the last version of R.  You could try the checks on R 1.3.0 say ....

Having these tools (principally thanks to Kurt) has enabled us to catch
literally hundreds of small problems and a few bigger ones.


> If I did not miss something, these are bugs, but not of R, but of a
> contributed
> package. What is the right place for reporting such bugs?

R-bugs, Cc:ed the package maintainer, I think.  R-bugs has a section called
`Add-ons' for contributed code.

Do remember that survival is a port, and porters do find it hard to
document other people's code.  Certainly some of the packages I have ported
have undocumented functions solely because I do not know what they
are supposed to do.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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