Daniel Fischer Daniel Fischer - 9 months ago 72
R Question

Online Tool for Cran checks

Even when I am afraid to be a bit off-topic, but I am not sure where else to ask this, sorry!

I am developing my R-package using a Linux system, hence I can run the

R CMD check --as-cran
command easily for Linux. For Windows it is also possible using a colleagues computer.

But how do you check your packages for MacOS? Or even worse, how to check for Solaris? I just ask, because I got an error there from the CRAN checks and most likely I won't be able to fix it without some try+error. But uploading new packages over and over until the error is fixed for MacOS can't be the solution...

Hence my question is, is there an online tool similar to win-builder (e.g. 'win-check.r-project.org' and 'macos-check.r-project.org' and so on), where you could check your package for all possible platforms, before submitting to cran?
Unfortunately I do not know anybody who has a Mac, nor does Apple make it easy to install their OS on a x86 computer (I found the Hackintosh project, but it seems to be a bit shady...). Having such tools would make it much easier to fix certain issues in one's package.

Thanks for reading this!

Answer Source

No. There is currently no publicly available cross-platform checker available for R (with the possible exception of R-forge, which tends to be a bit unreliable)