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DataPackageR 0.16.0

CRAN release: 2024-06-03

Bug fixes

  • Throw error if data object name is same as package name. Fixes (#62)
  • Fix triplicate warnings when data version changes (#128)
  • Fix bug where automatic updates to and the log file did not reflect the actual changes to data objects (#67)
    • The actual data packaging and versioning behavior was as intended, but now the and log file reflect that behavior
  • Remove inconsistently auto-generated ‘see also’ links from package and data object help files

Significant user-facing changes

Minor user-facing improvements

  • Tweaks to PDF manual and vignette index titles
  • Tweaks to spacing in console outputs and log file
  • Suppress repetitive log file lines about updating
  • Remove assertthat, devtools, stringr, and purrr from Imports
  • Add pkgbuild and pkgload to Imports
  • Move withr from Imports to Suggests
  • Make some long-deprecated functions officially Defunct
  • Keep existing DataPackageR_verbose option if set outside of package

Internal improvements

  • Refactor and split up internal omnibus function DataPackageR()
    • New internal functions
      • do_doc()
      • do_digests()
      • validate_pkg_name()
      • validate_package_skeleton()
      • validate_DataVersion()
      • validate_description()
      • validate_yml()
      • get_yml_objects()
      • get_yml_r_files()
    • Deleted internal functions
    • Simplify internal functions
      • .increment_data_version()
      • .digest_data_env()
      • .save_data()
      • .doc_parse()
      • .check_dataversion_string()
    • Use base R compareVersion() and class package_version to simplify code involving the DataVersion and do additional sanity checks
  • Miscellaneous cleanup and maintenance
  • Make unit tests more independent from each other

DataPackageR 0.15.9

CRAN release: 2024-04-17

Bug fixes

  • Fix bug where .Rprofile options setting for DataPackageR_interact was overwritten upon package load
  • Fix bugs where document() and package_build() left the data package attached
  • Fix unit test inter-dependencies
  • Make package template depend on R >= 3.5.0, suppressing .rda serialization warnings upon install
  • Close a file connection, suppressing warnings about orphaned connections
  • Fix broken test that led to archiving on CRAN
  • Fix package documentation method for data packages and DataPackageR itself (r-lib/roxygen2#1491)

Minor improvements

  • Various maintenance tweaks
  • Documentation improvements
  • Update maintainer and contact info
  • New global option DataPackageR_verbose to suppress console output, e.g. during unit testing

DataPackageR 0.15.8

CRAN release: 2021-03-17

  • Fix to datapackager_object_read that was causing a test to break. get needs to have inherits=FALSE.
  • Other fixes for usethis 1.6.0
  • Fixes to tests that were failing on CRAN
  • In package_build, remove devtools::reload and put devtools::unload and in front of install.packages
  • in document, remove devtools::reload and put in devtools::unload and install.packages

DataPackageR 0.15.7

CRAN release: 2019-03-30

  • Fix test and vignette bugs related to upcoming version of usethis (1.5)

DataPackageR 0.15.6

CRAN release: 2019-03-13

  • Fix bug in vignette and code that writes to user space during CRAN checks.


  • Fix a bug in update_news.
  • Create news files if it doesn’t exist.

DataPackageR 0.15.4

CRAN release: 2018-10-24

  • New CRAN Release


Features and enhancements

  • Reduce the console output from logging. (ropensci/DataPackageR/issues/50)
  • Create a new logger that logs at different thresholds to console and to file (ropensci/DataPackageR/issues/50)
  • Default on build is not to install.
  • Hide console output from Rmd render.
  • Nicer messages describing data sets that are created (ropensci/DataPackageR/issues/51)
  • Write deleted, changed, and added data objects to the NEWS file automatically.
  • Add option to overwrite (or not) via use_processing_script. Provide warning.
  • Add use_ignore() to ignore files and data sets in .Rbuildignore and .gitignore and added ignore argument to use_raw_dataset().

Bug fixes

  • code argument no longer required for construct_yml_config
  • Fix the documentation for datapackager_object_read() and “Migrating old packages”.
  • Copy over vignettes generated as pdfs into the package inst/doc
  • Data objects are incrementally stored during the build process, into the render_root directory specified in the datapackager.yml config file.

DataPackageR 0.15.3

CRAN release: 2018-08-23

  • conditional tests when pandoc is missing (ropensci/DataPackageR/issues/46)
  • add use_data_object and use_processing_script (ropensci/DataPackageR/issues/44)
  • allow datapackage_skeleton to be called without files or data objects for interactive construction. (ropensci/DataPackageR/issues/44)

DataPackageR 0.15.2

CRAN release: 2018-08-17

  • Add pandoc to SystemRequirements (ropensci/DataPackageR/issues/46)
  • Add use_raw_dataset() method (and tests) to add data sets to inst/extdata. interactively. (ropensci/DataPackageR/issues/44)


  • Development version

DataPackageR 0.15.1

CRAN release: 2018-08-16

  • Fix CRAN notes.

DataPackageR 0.15.0

  • Prepare for CRAN submission.

DataPackageR 0.14.9

  • Moving towards rOpenSci compliance
  • updated with description of changes to data sets when version is bumped (or new package is created).
  • Output of “next steps” for user when package is built
  • New document() function to rebuild docs from documentation.R in data-raw without rebuilding the whole package.
  • Improved package test.
  • R scripts processed properly into vignettes.
  • Packages installed and loaded after build to make vignettes and data sets accessible in same R session.

DataPackageR 0.13.6

  • Added a NEWS file.
  • Cleaned up the examples.
  • Snake case for all exported functions.

DataPackageR 0.13.3

  • Added the render_root property to the YAML configuration. Specifies where render() processing is done, instead of the data-raw directory.