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Building an R Package

Building an R Package

Course Level: Advanced

This is a one-day intensive course on building a package in R. This course will be a mixture of lectures and computer practicals. The main focus will be getting a working R package ready for distribution.

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Course Details

  • Course Outline
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Materials
  • Prior Knowledge

Course Outline

Participants can bring their own code or they can use the provided example code to write a fully functional R package.

  • Why create an R package.
  • What is in an R package.
  • Writing documentation with {roxygen2}.
  • Creating packages with RStudio.
  • Distributing your package.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day participants will…

  • have an understanding of CRAN and how R packages work
  • be able to document package functions
  • be able to add datasets, vignettes and unit tests to an R package
  • have produced their own working R package

Materials

Prior Knowledge

It is assumed that all applicants have a basic knowledge of R. Attending the Introduction to R course and programming with R is sufficient.

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