[R] Test suites

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Feb 24 22:18:03 CET 2003

Well, R itself has lots of tests in its test suite (see directory tests 
in the sources) as well as a mechanism for running test suites in 
packages: recommended packages nlme and rpart have them, for example.

So I suggest just adding a test suite to your package (this *is* a 
package, I hope) and running R CMD check on it.  It's documented in
`Writing R Extensions'.

On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Giles Heywood wrote:

> I have a collection of functions, class definitions and methods which I
> would like to test systematically for their correctness after changes to
> their code, and also after major R revisions.  I believe that the correct
> term for these systematic tests (as opposed to more informal tests) is a
> 'test suite'.  Does anyone [apart from Pat Burns :-) ] have code, or
> templates, or specific suggestions for the best approach to constructing
> test suites?

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