[R] Including data when building an R package in windows

michael watson (IAH-C) michael.watson at bbsrc.ac.uk
Wed May 9 12:12:41 CEST 2007

Turns out calling the file DetectiV.rda (rather than .Rdata) fixed it.

-----Original Message-----
From: michael watson (IAH-C)
Sent: Wed 09/05/2007 11:09 AM
To: michael watson (IAH-C); r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: RE: [R] Including data when building an R package in windows
I forgot to mention.  After using package.skeleton(), I replaced the six .rda files with a single .Rdata file that contained all six data frames.

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From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch on behalf of michael watson (IAH-C)
Sent: Wed 09/05/2007 10:58 AM
To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [R] Including data when building an R package in windows
I've done this before, but when I tried the same thing this time, it didn't work.

I'm using R 2.4.1 on windows.

I have 6 data frames that I want to include in a package I am building.  Instead of making users issue six different "data(...)" commands, I want to wrap them all up in one file so that users issue one "data(...)" command and have access to all six data sets.

I had the functions and data loaded in R, nothing else, used package.skeleton() to create the structure.

Edited everything I needed to (help etc)

Ran "R CMD INSTALL --build DetectiV" in MS-DOS, the package built.

Installed the zip file.  Everything fine.

In R:

Warning message:
data set 'DetectiV' not found in: data(DetectiV) 

C:\Program Files\R\R-2.4.1\library\DetectiV\data contains filelist and Rdata.zip.

filelist is:


Rdata.zip contains a file called DetectiV.Rdata.

This the exact same structure I have in place for another of my packages - and that one works when I issue data(...) commands, whereas this one doesn't.

So, any ideas what I am doing wrong?


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