[R-pkg-devel] CRAN rules re. web scraping?

2020-01-22 Thread Spencer Graves
Hello, All: GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS:   * First the good news:  I heard from Brian Ripley;  see below.  His web site says, "He retired in August 2014 on grounds of ill health." (http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/)  I was pleased to see that he seems to be well enough to send me the email

Re: [R-pkg-devel] CRAN rules re. web scraping?

2020-01-22 Thread Iñaki Ucar
On Thu, 23 Jan 2020 at 02:49, Spencer Graves wrote: > > Hello, All: > > > GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS: > > >* First the good news: I heard from Brian Ripley; see below. > His web site says, "He retired in August 2014 on grounds of ill health." > (http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/) I was

Re: [R-pkg-devel] CRAN rules re. web scraping?

2020-01-22 Thread Roy Mendelssohn - NOAA Federal via R-package-devel
Hi Spencer: I think that message means what it says, and I read it as pretty straightforward and business like. The issue is not web scraping. There are two errors here: 1. You can not write to the user's space without first explicitly asking permission of the user. The suggested policy

[R-pkg-devel] Need help to resolve NOTEs in auto check

2020-01-22 Thread Ian Walker
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

Re: [R-pkg-devel] Need help to resolve NOTEs in auto check

2020-01-22 Thread Ivan Krylov
Hello Ian, On Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:29:51 + Ian Walker wrote: > * checking CRAN incoming feasibility ... NOTE > Maintainer: ‘Ian Walker < > i.wal...@bath.ac.uk > >’ This NOTE is there for CRAN staff to have another look at the Maintainer: field in case this is someone's first submission or

Re: [R-pkg-devel] Alternatives to R-devel on a Mac for package checking?

2020-01-22 Thread Dirk Eddelbuettel
Just to close one loop here: On 15 January 2020 at 16:53, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote: | Rocker should be building weekly r-devel and drd (similar, was meant to be a | littler "lighter", effectively the same) images. | | As Merlise noticed, somehow the cronjob push to the Docker Hub build service

Re: [R-pkg-devel] Need help to resolve NOTEs in auto check

2020-01-22 Thread peter dalgaard
(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

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

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