Create Simple Packages Which Do not Upset R Package Checks

Provides a function kitten() which creates cute little packages which pass R package checks. This sets it apart from package.skeleton() which it calls, and which leaves imperfect files behind. As this is not exactly helpful for beginners, kitten() offers an alternative.

Create packages that purr

The base R function package.skeleton() is very useful for creating new packages for R. It is also very upsetting as it has been producing the same files which upset R CMD check in the exact same way.

And as something terrible happens each time R CMD check barks, this package offers a wrapper function kitten() which leaves an adorable little package behind which does not upset R CMD check.

So just think of the kittens.

The package is on CRAN and can be installed via a standard


Dirk Eddelbuettel

GPL (>= 2)


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0.1.4 by Dirk Eddelbuettel, 10 months ago

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Authors: Dirk Eddelbuettel

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 2) license

Suggests whoami

Suggested by Rcpp, RcppArmadillo, RcppBlaze, RcppEigen, adapr.

See at CRAN