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From Felix Cheung <felixche...@apache.org>
Subject Re: R package in Apache projects
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2017 20:51:42 GMT
Thanks Qiang.

To clarify, Spark or SparkR does not depend on Rcpp.

And SparkR is part of the Spark source and binary release.


On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 1:31 PM Qiang Kou <qkou@umail.iu.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am sending this email for how to handle R package in an Apache project.
> Any opinions or advice will be truly appreciated.
>
> In MXNet, R is one of the programming languages we support and we have an R
> package for MXNet (https://github.com/dmlc/mxnet/tree/master/R-package).
>
> The MXNet R package relies on Rcpp, which is licensed under GPL >= 2.
>
> The R package is optional and will be skipped during the release. We have
> provided the instructions on installing R and other dependencies if users
> want to use the R interface.
>
> Our case is very similar with Spark, which also has an R package (
> https://github.com/apache/spark/tree/master/R/pkg).
>
> Is this acceptable by the foundation? *The R package is optional and
> skipped during the release.*
>
> If not, what is the best practice to handle an R package in Apache
> projects?
>
> Any comments or opinions are appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Qiang Kou
>
> --
> Qiang Kou
> qkou@umail.iu.edu
> School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
>

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