Hi all, what’s the best practice for dealing with package dependencies that are no longer available on CRAN, but for which archived versions are still compatible?
Is it possible to install dependencies from the archive site as a short-term solution? What about including the archived version of the package with our own?
Along those lines, what about absorbing the relevant code from the now-deprecated package? I think the analyses we require use 1-2 functions from their package. I’m unclear of what the rules/ethics are here, beyond attribution.
Finally, we can probably edit our code to use another package that calculates J-W (there is one other one - stringdist). But it seems like 2, if an acceptable practice, might work both well and quickly.
Thanks for the help. I’m a total novice when it comes to writing and maintaining packages…a dropped dependency shortly after finishing is a heck of an introduction to the process!