[R] R Report Generator: Submit to CRAN?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Mar 11 09:38:35 CET 2002

Zed Shaw wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a decent working version of that report writing library which I'm
> calling R Report Generator.  For those who don't know, this is a small
> library I've been working on which lets you output just about anything
> to an HTML "report" while you work, or as the result of a script.  I'm
> eventually going to have it do nifty things like produce DocBook XML.
> I have two questions:  1)  Does anyone think it is ready for inclusion
> into CRAN?  2)  How do I submit it to CRAN?

2) is described at the bottom of http://cran.r-project.org/

> I've managed to package it up into an installable R package and I have a
> decent set of tests.  This latest version has the following features:
> * Open your report with report.view (thanks to code borrowed from Robert
> Gentleman <rgentlem at jimmy.harvard.edu>)
> * A "current working report" is assumed as default, similar to plot
> devices (although, my way of doing it is kind of a hack).  This means
> you don't have to continually specify the report object you want to work
> with.
> * HTML output functions follow same model.
> * Bugs removed from many places.
> Still not much in the way of docs, but getting closer.  See the
> report-test.R and html-test.R files for an example of how it all works.
> Please give it a try and contact me with any feedback you have.  Thanks.

The packages doesn't pass "R CMD check" (DESCRIPTION file [Title,
Maintainer, ...], missing docs, ...).
Please read the manual "Writing R extensions" how a package has to be
set up.

[BTW: On Windows the current package cannot be installed.]

Uwe Ligges
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