Building the plugin package
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As explained earlier, external RKWard plugins are in effect R packages, and therefore the packaging process is identical. In contrast to "real" R packages, a pure plugin package doesn't carry any further R code (although you can of course add RKWard plugins to usual R packages as well, using the same methods explained here). This should make it even easier to create a functioning package, as long as you have a valid
DESCRIPTION file and adhere to the file hierarchy explained in previous sections.
The easiest way to actually build and test your plugin is to use the R command on the command line, for example:
You don't have to build the package like this on the command line. If you use the function
rk.build.package() from the rkwarddev package, it will build and/or check your plugin package for you.
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