[R] How to create something between a script and a package

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Oct 9 10:03:24 CEST 2007

Sergio Correia wrote:
> (Before starting: I'm a total R noob so please bear with me in case of
> any error or faux pas).
> Hi,
> For a small project, I'm writing a few simple R functions and calling
> them from python (using RPy). I'm sharing the code with a couple of
> friends, using a subversion server.
> Now, I want something like a package, to be able to share functions
> between ourselves. Having read a few package tutorials, I feel that
> this is not exactly what I want and I'm kinda lost regarding what
> alternatives are available.
> What I want could be summarized as this:
> - A plain text file (eg: myfunctions.R)
> - Can be located in other folders besides the default (easier to
> synchronize using subversion). Eg: myproject/rfunctions/myfunctions.R
> - Can be accessed from the R console (without having to load a
> specific workspace).
> Is there any solution that can provide this?

I guess what you want is a package. Otherwise, see ?source.

Uwe Ligges

> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated,
> Thanks,
> Sergio

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