Section author: Jonathon Love
2. Creating a Module
In this section we will create a jamovi module from scratch, and install it into jamovi. This section builds on knowledge from the previous: Getting Started.
The easiest way to create a module for jamovi is with the
function from the
This will create a module called
SuperAwesome in the current working
directory. If we now look at the contents of the freshly minted
SuperAwesome, we will find:
SuperAwesome/ ├── DESCRIPTION ├── NAMESPACE ├── jamovi/ | └── 0000.yaml └── R/
This should seem suspiciously familiar to anyone who’s worked on R
packages before. That’s because jamovi modules are R packages, but
with that additional
jamovi/0000.yaml file. With that file, this
package becomes a dual citizen: it can be built into an R package, and
it can be built into a jamovi module.
If you take a look in the
0000.yaml file, you’ll notice it contains
a very similar set of values to the
DESCRIPTION file. However, as we
add analyses to the module, they will come to be listed in this file as
well. In the early stages of development, there’s not much need to
interact with this file, so we’ll return to it later.