[R] source code for R-dev packages

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jul 14 09:18:54 CEST 2008

On Mon, 14 Jul 2008, Mark Kimpel wrote:

> Where is the link on www.r-project.org or CRAN to download source code for
> development versions of packages? This is straightforward for BioConductor
> packages but I can't seem to find it for R packages.

It is a Bioconductor concept.  It conflates two ideas -- versions of 
packages for the development version of R, and development versions of 
packages (possibly for current R).  Many package authors do not make 
public their development work, but some can be found on the R-packages SVN 
repository and on the Rforges.

Most CRAN packages run under the R-devel 
version of R.  For those that do not and need incompatible changes have 
versions in, e.g., 2.8.0/Other (currently empty).

As far as I am aware, all CRAN packages that fail under R-devel 
(see the on-line 'daily' checks) are failing because of stricter error 
checking which has revealed bugs present also under 2.7.x.

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