[Rcpp-devel] lighter source package

Baptiste Auguie baptiste.auguie at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 22:45:35 CET 2016

Thanks Kevin. Indeed, something along those lines should be the way to go,
though I wouldn't really know how to adapt the example to load a Rdata
file, export a text file, move it to src/ and clean up.
Fortunately, after having a closer look at this header file, it looks like
I'm not currently using it (the Clenshaw-Curtis quadrature is an
alternative option provided by S. Johnson's cubature library, but I'm
actually using the other routine). So I can get rid of it altogether for
now, and my package falls below 1Mb.

Thanks for the tip anyway,


On 29 February 2016 at 08:59, Kevin Ushey <kevinushey at gmail.com> wrote:

> What about having a 'configure' script that generates this header file
> on package install?
> https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-exts.html#Configure-and-cleanup
> 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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