[R] To package or not to package?

Greg Snow Greg.Snow at imail.org
Tue Aug 19 17:59:14 CEST 2008

Not a full function to do this, but one of the examples for the clipplot function in the TeachingDemos package shows one way to do something similar to what you describe.

Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at imail.org
(801) 408-8111

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Carl Witthoft
> Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2008 11:54 AM
> To: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: [R] To package or not to package?
> I'd like a little advice as to when it's appropriate to
> create an R-package and submit it, as opposed to just
> providing the source to some simple code.
> In this case, I've written a function that draws a line plot
> (with options for points, etc) where the color of the line
> changes at specified values of the y-data (e.g., it's one
> color below -10, another color between -10 and -5, etc).
> It's pretty clean, and has a few error-checks,
> self-correctors, etc., so I would be happy to provide it to
> the community as a whole.
> So, is this worthy of a package, or should I just post the
> function code (well commented)?
> Or is this feature available deep inside some graphing
> package I haven't found yet? :-(
> thanks for all advice.
> Carl
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