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What is a ROS package?

asked 2011-02-14 09:40:04 -0500

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updated 2014-01-28 17:09:06 -0500

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Information on ROS packages.

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good "karma-question"!

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answered 2011-02-14 16:33:08 -0500

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Software in ROS is organized in packages. A package might contain ROS nodes, a ROS-independent library, a dataset, configuration files, a third-party piece of software, or anything else that logically constitutes a useful module. The goal of these packages it to provide this useful functionality in an easy-to-consume manner so that software can be easily reused. In general, ROS packages follow a "Goldilocks" principle: enough functionality to be useful, but not too much that the package is heavyweight and difficult to use from other software.

See http://www.ros.org/wiki/Packages for more details.

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