[Rcpp-devel] lighter source package

Kevin Ushey kevinushey at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 20:59:49 CET 2016

What about having a 'configure' script that generates this header file
on package install?

On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 11:18 AM, Baptiste Auguie
<baptiste.auguie at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Rcpp gurus,
> In the process of updating my planar package
> <https://github.com/baptiste/planar>, CRAN has mentioned their concern with
> the size of the source package (20Mb compressed tar.gz). This puzzled me
> until I found the culprit: a 40Mb header file
> <https://github.com/baptiste/planar/blob/master/src/clencurt.h> with 500k
> pre-calculated quadrature points.
> I'm thinking that the easiest strategy is probably to compress these data
> into binary form, say as a Rdata file in inst/, and have the Makefile do
> some magic to recover it during the package compilation. I'm not sure how to
> achieve this, or if it even makes sense. Any example of a similar procedure
> I could follow?
> Thanks,
> baptiste
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