Building converts a package source directory into a single bundled file.
binary = FALSE this creates a
tar.gz package that can
be installed on any platform, provided they have a full development
environment (although packages without source code can typically be
installed out of the box). If
binary = TRUE, the package will have
a platform specific extension (e.g.
.zip for windows), and will
only be installable on the current platform, but no development
environment is needed.
build(path = ".", dest_path = NULL, binary = FALSE, vignettes = TRUE, manual = FALSE, args = NULL, quiet = FALSE, needs_compilation = NA, compile_attributes = TRUE)
Path to a package, or within a package.
path in which to produce package. If
NULL, defaults to
the parent directory of the package.
Produce a binary (
--binary) or source (
--no-manual --no-resave-data) version of the package.
For source packages: if
FALSE, don't build PDF
--no-build-vignettes) or manual (
An optional character vector of additional command
line arguments to be passed to
R CMD build if
binary = FALSE,
R CMD install if
binary = TRUE.
TRUE suppresses output from this function.
Usually only needed if the packages has C/C++/Fortran code. By default this is autodetected.
TRUE and the package uses Rcpp, call
Rcpp::compileAttributes() before building the package. It is ignored
if package does not need compilation.
a string giving the location (including file name) of the built package