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Activity Number: 464
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Computing
Abstract #313346
Title: Testing Packages for the R Language
Author(s): Stephen Kaluzny*+ and Lou Bajuk-Yorgan
Companies: TIBCO Software and TIBCO Software
Keywords: R ; software testing ; packages
Abstract:

As the number of packages available for R continues to grow, maintaining and testing these packages becomes more difficult. This difficulty is compounded as independent implementations of the R language, such as TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR), are developed. To address this, we have created a framework for testing packages with both TERR and R. We will describe how the framework automatically creates tests from a package's source files. Issues with stochastic algorithms and testing on multiple platforms will be discussed. Suggestions for improving packages with tests will also be presented.


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