Re: [R-pkg-devel] Adding .exes to R package?

2020-01-23 Thread Ivan Krylov
On Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:54:40 + Jonathan Greenberg wrote: > Are there reasonable tutorials on how to do this? If you absolutely have to do this, take a look at the tinytex package. It is basically an installer for a preselected set of packages from TeX Live inside a platform-specific

Re: [R-pkg-devel] Adding .exes to R package?

2020-01-22 Thread Ben Bolker
PS I don't know if you would be allowed to include a utility function to be run manually by users after setup that would download binaries from a trusted source and put them in an appropriate/findable place on the user's system. On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 4:06 PM Ben Bolker wrote: > > From

Re: [R-pkg-devel] Adding .exes to R package?

2020-01-22 Thread Ben Bolker
>From https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/policies.html: Source packages may not contain any form of binary executable code. On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 3:54 PM Jonathan Greenberg wrote: > > Folks: > > What is the policy on adding Windows executables to an R package? My > gdalUtils package

[R-pkg-devel] Adding .exes to R package?

2020-01-22 Thread Jonathan Greenberg
Folks: What is the policy on adding Windows executables to an R package? My gdalUtils package could REALLY use this ability (right now it requires users to manually install GDAL which can cause headaches for folks). Related: what about linux/mac executables? Are there reasonable tutorials