Introducing pkgKitten: Creating R Packages that purr

June 13, 2014

(This article was first published on Thinking inside the box , and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

A new package pkgKitten
is now on CRAN in its infant version 0.1.0.

It does only one thing: create R packages that do not suck. Or at least not
as much as those created by the (R default) function package.skeleton() which
creates files which the very standard, and very recommended, R CMD check then complains
about. That is silly. Because each time R CMD check complains,
something bad happens to a kitten somewhere.

So pkgKitten offers
a wrapper function kitten() which creates neat little packages
which do not upset R CMD check.

A complete little demo is on the
pkgKitten webpage
which also has pointers to the
pkgKitten GitHub repo.

This post by Dirk Eddelbuettel
originated on his Thinking inside the box blog.
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