Tools for Developing R Packages Interfacing with 'Stan'

Provides various tools for developers of R packages interfacing with 'Stan' <>, including functions to set up the required package structure, S3 generics and default methods to unify function naming across 'Stan'-based R packages, and a vignette with recommendations for developers.


rstantools 1.1.0

Changes to rstan_package_skeleton:

  • Add comment in Read-and-delete-me about importing all of Rcpp and methods packages.
  • Include methods in Depends field of DESCRIPTION file.
  • Also download rstanarm's file.

rstantools 1.0.0

  • Initial CRAN release

Reference manual

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1.3.0 by Jonah Gabry, 4 months ago,

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Authors: Jonah Gabry [aut, cre], Ben Goodrich [aut], Trustees of Columbia University [cph]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 3) license

Imports stats, utils

Suggests bayesplot, rstan, rstanarm, shinystan, loo, testthat, covr, knitr, rmarkdown

Imported by brms, hBayesDM, mlmm, rstanarm, trialr.

Depended on by bayesLopod.

Suggested by bayesplot, ggeffects, rstan.

See at CRAN