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"rpublish" is an R-package builder and publisher available for use with the RCE at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, Harvard University. Its primary purpose is to faciliate three important components of producing an R-package:

  • Collaboration, by supporting both cvs and git, R-build integrates version-control software with the procedure of building, checking and pub- lishing of statistical software
  • Building, by making use of existing R technologies, R-build tests and builds R-packges in preparation for publishing to both private and public CRAN repositories
  • Publishing, by using the existing conventions for constructing an R soft- ware repository, R-build can create and update software listings and code repositories hosted on a web-server. Additionally, provided that the pack- age is properly built, the user can choose to submit their package to CRAN (the Comprehensive R Network)