(a) Spelling issues: False positive are checked manually by CRAN, so just tell 
them on submission. For software items, Uwe at some point recommended "Single 
quotes around software names such as 'pkg', functions should be written with 
parentheses as in foo()."

(b) The procedure for submitting is to run 'R CMD build' on the (unpackaged) 
source directory, then submit the resulting .tar.gz file. If you don't do that, 
the build time stamp will be absent. Similarly 'R CMD check' should be run on 
the output from 'R CMD build'. Like this (oups, that dir is out of sync on this 

Peters-iMac:ISWR-2nd-ed pd$ R CMD build ISwR
* checking for file ‘ISwR/DESCRIPTION’ ... OK
* preparing ‘ISwR’:
* checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
* checking for LF line-endings in source and make files and shell scripts
* checking for empty or unneeded directories
* looking to see if a ‘data/datalist’ file should be added
* re-saving .R files as .rda
  NB: *.R converted to .rda: other files may need to be removed
* re-saving tabular files
* creating default NAMESPACE file
* building ‘ISwR_2.0-5.tar.gz’

Peters-iMac:ISWR-2nd-ed pd$ R CMD check --as-cran ISwR_2.0-5.tar.gz 
* using log directory ‘/Users/pd/BIOSTAT/books/ISWR-2nd-ed/ISwR.Rcheck’
* using R version 3.6.0 (2019-04-26)
* using platform: x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0 (64-bit)
* using session charset: UTF-8
* using option ‘--as-cran’
* checking for file ‘ISwR/DESCRIPTION’ ... OK
* this is package ‘ISwR’ version ‘2.0-5’
* checking CRAN incoming feasibility ... WARNING
Maintainer: ‘Peter Dalgaard <pd....@cbs.dk>’

Insufficient package version (submitted: 2.0.5, existing: 2.0.8)

Days since last update: 2

The Date field is over a month old.
* checking package namespace information ... OK

(c) Examples _will_ be run as part of the check procedure. If that produces 
stray files in the check directory, you will tget the message that you see. In 
interactive usage, example(...) will similarly create files in the current 
directory, which is verboten, so write to a temporary directory instead. (See 
help(tempfile) for specifics).

> On 22 Jan 2020, at 11:29 , Ian Walker <m...@drianwalker.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to repackage an R function so I can update the licence. I'm stuck 
> with the automatic checks. The problem appears to be the following three 
> NOTEs in the checking output:
> * checking CRAN incoming feasibility ... NOTE
> Maintainer: ‘Ian Walker <
> i.wal...@bath.ac.uk
>> ’
> Possibly mis-spelled words in DESCRIPTION:
>  DEMs (7:503)
>  STL (7:47)
>  stereolithography (7:52)
>  stl (7:24)
> The build time stamp is missing.
> It's not clear what is wrong here - is it the spellings (which are fine) or 
> the time stamp? If the latter, how do I resolve this?
> * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... NOTE
> Checking should be performed on sources prepared by ‘R CMD build’.
> I can't make any sense of this issue!
> * checking for non-standard things in the check directory ... NOTE
> Found the following files/directories:
>  ‘lovelyfunction.stl’ ‘volcano.stl’
> These two .stl files are simply mentioned in the documentation's example code 
> - they're files that would be created if somebody ran the example code; 
> they're not in the R package I've created.
> Thanks for any help,
> Ian
> --
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> i.wal...@bath.ac.uk (academic) | m...@drianwalker.com (other matters)
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