R CMD check tells me ‘no visible binding for global variable’

Today is definitely a lucky day!

Here is the solution to avoid the NOTE ‘no visible binding for global variable’ when running R CMD check.

Basically just add to the DESCRIPTION file of your package the following line (for instance after defining the license)

LazyData: yes

and add a line in the routine which calls the data.frame


DATA                           # new line
P <- DATA[,"P"]
E <- DATA[,"E"]

In my case, that made the package checker happy!

Here is also an alternative solution.


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