[Rcpp-devel] Error creating package with RcppArmadillo
jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us
Sat Oct 13 20:15:05 CEST 2018
I am not going to defend it, but making a package skeleton that fails if you don't fix all the boilerplate just represents a different philosophy of assistance. If you don't actually take ownership of all parts of the package eventually then you will share bogus packages. It is like strict type checking... early warnings can prevent problems during runtime (use).
So yes, if you are the kind of person who actually does follow through, a less noisy tool can get the job done with less friction. Otherwise, you should be updating the Rd files anyway....
On October 13, 2018 10:53:20 AM PDT, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
>On 13 October 2018 at 10:42, Kevin Ushey wrote:
>| I can reproduce if the 'pkgKitten' package is not installed. In that
>| case, I see in man/<pkg>-package.Rd:
>| ~~ simple examples of the most important functions ~~
>| which of course is just a stub and not valid example code (and so
>| fails during check).
>| I think this is just gunk that gets inserted by R's own
>| package.skeleton(), which pkgKitten normally tries to clean up for
>| you. See e.g.
>| tl;dr: install pkgKitten and make your life easier.
>Now *that* is a recommendation I can get behind :)
>It is in fact a suggested package for Rcpp too.
>| On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 1:18 PM Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org>
>| > Thanks for posting versions. This sounds ... weird.
>| > 1) The issue of 'failing' over these left-overs from the skeleton
>| > so much (many years ago!!) that I wrote a new helper package
>| > 2) 'pkgKitten' is used (if present) by
>| > Rcpp.package.skeleton() # in Rcpp
>| > RcppArmadillo.package.skeleton() # in RcppArmadillo
>Now we are reminded that RStudio's package generator uses it too.
>| > 3) They work.
>| > 4) I just tried your example (of using RStudio's facilities --
>which I also
>| > use regularly) and COULD NOT reproduce this on
>| > RStudio 1.1.456
>| > RStudio 1.2.1030
>... because I keep pkgKitten around on my systems.
>All good, Dirk
>| > So I am stumped. Kevin: Any idea?
>| > Dirk
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