[R] doubt about contrib...

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Aug 2 14:11:48 CEST 2002

>>>>> "Ronaldo" == Ronaldo Reis <chrysopa at insecta.ufv.br> writes:

    Ronaldo> I have a little doubt about contrib packages.

    Ronaldo> I make some little functions in a R package format,
    Ronaldo> this functions are for my personal use (envelopes
    Ronaldo> for glm models and a plot bar routine).  Some
    Ronaldo> friends ask me about the liberation of this
    Ronaldo> functions in a web site, R contrib etc.

    Ronaldo> what is the correct procedure for send a package to
    Ronaldo> R contrib?

Have you read the R-FAQ?  It says quite a few things about this
topic! (and then "Writing R Extensions" (short "R-exts") on how to really make
the package).

>From what you say, it doesn't seem like a bad idea to make a
package from your functions.  Probably use
to get started {but *do* read in "R-exts" additionally!}

The one thing that will take some time is writing the
documentation (help files).  But that's usually a very useful
exercise if only for yourself, cleaning up your code and
thinking about it's purposes, limits, etc.

    Ronaldo> The functions is not create for me, is adaptaded to
    Ronaldo> R package format. Some ideas are obtained in
    Ronaldo> R-help. And others I don't know the original
    Ronaldo> paper. How I need to proceed? I can post it in a
    Ronaldo> free site, but the advantage of the R contrib
    Ronaldo> packages is greater.

    Ronaldo> Thanks
    Ronaldo> Ronaldo

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