Developers instructions for building, installing and testing Streambugs R package sources.



You need a C compiler (recommended GCC >= 5 or LLVM >= 7); cf.

$ gcc --version

You also need an R (>= 3.0.2) installation on your computer; run:

$ R
> install.packages(c('testthat', 'devtools', 'roxygen2', 'deSolve'), dependencies=TRUE)

which should download, build and install all R tools needed to build C/C++ based packages.


installing above R packages, together with all suggested dependencies (the dependencies=TRUE keword argument), takes some time, especially for the devtools package. You might opt for not installing suggested dependencies, and install the missing ones as you discover them.

Build, install and test

Run R shell and load devtools library:

$ R
> library(devtools)

To create docs, build package and install it run in this folder:

> devtools::document()
> pkg_src = devtools::build()
> install.packages(pkg_src, repos=NULL, type="source")

Run tests

To run tests, with the package as a working directory, run:

> devtools::test()

Check for CRAN submission

To check for CRAN submission, with the package as a working directory, run:

> devtools::check()
Check archive for submission

Build will create a zipped TAR file ../streambugs_PKGVER.tar.gz, where PKGVER is the current package version. You can check this package for CRAN submission by running in shell:

$ R CMD check --as-cran ../streambugs_$(VERSION).tar.gz

This creates the streambugs.Rcheck/ folder which contains also a PDF file streambugs-manual.pdf, that is the R vignette of the package.

Equivalently, from R shell, after the build, run:

> devtools::check(pkg_src)


Remove build, packaging files, and CRAN check folder, i.e., relative to this folder, following files:


To uninstall the package from your system run in R shell:

> remove.packages("streambugs")