Articles by R-hub blog

Overview of the CRAN checks API

June 9, 2019 | R-hub blog

We’ve recently introduced CRAN checks on our blog: once on CRAN your package is checked regularly on a dozen platforms, and new failures can lead to its being archived or orphaned. We mentioned ways to monitor your CRAN checks results, including a cool web API, the CRAN checks API. ...
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How to keep up with CRAN policies and processes?

May 28, 2019 | R-hub blog

CRAN, the Comprehensive R Archive Network, changes its rules and workflow every so often: see for instance the new encoding setting of one of its check flavors. As a package developer, you’d better keep up with CRAN policies and processes to be able to safely retain your package(s) ... [Read more...]

A noLD platform on R-hub package builder

May 20, 2019 | R-hub blog

In a recent post we introduced CRAN checks of packages, and the efforts we make to ensure all CRAN check flavours have a R-hub equivalent platform for you to reproduce errors on and for you to ensure you have fixed the problems. In this post, we’ll explain the context ... [Read more...]

Read the R source!

May 13, 2019 | R-hub blog

Ever heard the phrase “Read the source, Luke”? It’s a play on “Use the force, Luke” from Star Wars, with no definite source ????, maybe a blog post by Jeff Atwood; and it underlines how important and useful it can be to read the source code of a tool instead ... [Read more...]

cranlogs 2.1.1 is on CRAN!

May 1, 2019 | R-hub blog

Version 2.1.1 of the cranlogs package has been released on CRAN! cranlogs queries a web API maintained by R-hub that contains the daily download numbers for each package and for R itself from the RStudio CRAN mirror. ???? Get cranlogs’s latest version from CRAN, hopefully from RStudio CRAN mirror so we ...
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How to handle CRAN checks with help from R-hub

April 24, 2019 | R-hub blog

In this post, we shall introduce CRAN checks in general and use the recent changes of the r-devel-linux-x86_64-debian-clang CRAN platform as a case study of how R-hub can help you, package developers, handle CRAN checks and keep up with CRAN platforms. CRAN checks 101 All CRAN packages are R CMD ... [Read more...]

rversions 1.1.0 is on CRAN!

April 14, 2019 | R-hub blog

Version 1.1.0 of the rversions package has been released on CRAN! rversions queries the main R SVN repository to find the versions r-release and r-oldrel refer to, and also all previous R versions and their release dates. Get rversions’s latest version from a safe CRAN mirror near you: install.packages("...
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rhub 1.1.1 is on CRAN!

April 7, 2019 | R-hub blog

Version 1.1.1 of the rhub package has been released on CRAN! rhub allows to check packages on R-hub package builder, or on local Docker images, without leaving R. Get rhub’s latest version from a safe CRAN mirror near you: install.packages("rhub") This release, compared to rhub 1.0.2, should improve user ... [Read more...]

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