Resources for making R packages

Resources for making R packages

Hause Lin true

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Where to begin

Build documentation for your package

Build website for your package

Testing and code coverage

Automated checking (continuous integration)

Releasing a package

Common issues and bugs

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For attribution, please cite this work as

Lin (2019, Sept. 15). Data science: Resources for making R packages. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation

  author = {Lin, Hause},
  title = {Data science: Resources for making R packages},
  url = {},
  year = {2019}