[R] vignette advice

Erin Hodgess erinm.hodgess at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 21:57:12 CET 2015

This is exactly what I was looking for.  Thanks so much!


On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 3:50 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com>

> On 06/03/2015 1:25 PM, Erin Hodgess wrote:
> > Hello!
> >
> > I've built several packages before, but am now building a new package and
> > would like to have a vignette to go with it.  I will be using knitr for
> it.
> >
> > My question, please:  could someone recommend a good reference on the
> > content-type material itself for the vignette, please?
> I don't know a reference to recommend, but when I am trying out a new
> package, the first thing I look for is a vignette to give a package
> overview.  It should say what the package is for, and demonstrate (at
> least) the major functions.  If I don't find a vignette, I deduct 5
> points ;-).
> After the package overview, you might also have vignettes that discuss
> particular technical issues.
> If you have published a paper about your package in the R Journal or
> JSS, including a copy as a vignette is a reasonable thing to do.  (Of
> course, as the package evolves, the paper might become obsolete; then
> you have a problem:  update it, or just declare it of historical interest?)
> Duncan Murdoch

Erin Hodgess
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematical and Statistics
University of Houston - Downtown
mailto: erinm.hodgess at gmail.com

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