R-beta: library(splines) in version 0.50 alpha

Douglas Bates (bates@stat.wisc.edu)
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 17:00:53 -0500 (CDT)


Message-Id: <m0wJncf-000hhBC@franz.stat.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 17:00:53 -0500 (CDT)
From: Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu>
To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: R-beta: library(splines) in version 0.50 alpha

I am using the 0.50 alpha version of R packaged (in 3 parts) by Kurt
for Debian Linux.
 Package: r-base
 Status: install ok installed
 Priority: optional
 Section: local
 Maintainer: Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
 Version: 0.50b7-1
 Depends: libc5, xlib6, libreadline2
 Description: R, a language not entirely unlike the language S.

 Package: r-contrib
 Status: install ok installed
 Priority: optional
 Section: local
 Maintainer: Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
 Version: 0.0-1
 Depends: r-base
 Description: Add-on packages for R.
  Currently contains the following packages:
  *) acepack	ace() and avas() for selecting regression transformations
  *) bootstrap	Functions for the book "An Introduction to the Bootstrap"
  *) ctest	Classical tests
  *) date	Functions for handling dates
  *) e1071	Functions of the Department of Statistics (e1071), TU Wien
  *) fracdiff	Fractionally differenced ARIMA(p,d,q) models
  *) gee		Generalized Estimating Equation models
  *) jpn		Plot Japan's coast line and prefectures
  *) oz		Plot Australia's coast line and state boundaries
  *) splines	Regression spline functions
  *) survival4	Survival analysis

 Package: r-doc
 Status: install ok installed
 Priority: optional
 Section: local
 Maintainer: Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
 Version: 0.50b7-1
 Depends: r-base
 Description: Documentation for R in dvi and HTML format.

I thought I would play around with the splines library a bit to see if
some of the extensions that Bill Venables and I created would fit in.
Right now I am having problems loading the library because the R code
uses := for assignment.  Should that be changed to <- now that the
code is a part of a library?
 R> library(splines)
 Error: couldn't find function ":="
 R> library("splines")
 Error: couldn't find function ":="
 R> bs
 Error: Object "bs" not found
 R> library(survival4)
 Autoloading required library: splines 
 Error: couldn't find function ":="

If you are interested in the Debian Linux packages, check a CRAN
(Comprehensive R Archive Network) site in the bin/ix86-linux
directory.  One such site is
		   ftp://franz.stat.wisc.edu/pub/R

Are we going to follow in the tradition of Java Beans and create an
concept of CRAN Berries?
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