pkgKitten v0.1.5


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Create Simple Packages Which Do not Upset R Package Checks

Provides a function kitten() which creates cute little packages which pass R package checks. This sets it apart from package.skeleton() which it calls, and which leaves imperfect files behind. As this is not exactly helpful for beginners, kitten() offers an alternative.


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Create packages that purr

a kitten

The base R function package.skeleton() is very useful for creating new packages for R. It is also very upsetting as it has been producing the same files which trigger R CMD check in the exact same way.

And as something terrible happens each time R CMD check barks, this package offers a wrapper function kitten() which leaves an adorable little package behind which does not upset R CMD check.

So just think of the kittens.


The package is on CRAN and can be installed via a standard



Dirk Eddelbuettel


GPL (>= 2)

Functions in pkgKitten

Name Description
playWithPerPackageHelpPage Create a very simple package help page
kitten Create a very simple package
pkgKitten-package Create simple packages using the kitten function.
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Type Package
Date 2019-10-22
License GPL (>= 2)
NeedsCompilation no
Packaged 2019-10-22 11:54:26.84363 UTC; edd
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2019-10-22 12:50:02 UTC

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