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

Kurt Hornik (Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at)
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 08:23:14 +0200


Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 08:23:14 +0200
Message-Id: <199704230623.IAA03743@aragorn.ci.tuwien.ac.at>
From: Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
To: Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu>
Subject: Re: R-beta: library(splines) in version 0.50 alpha
In-Reply-To: <m0wJncf-000hhBC@franz.stat.wisc.edu>

>>>>> Douglas Bates writes:

> 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 ":="

Yes, `:=' is gone now, and should be `<-'.

I've updated the corresponding library sources and the Debian GNU/Linux
package.  The new versions should appear on any CRAN site by tomorrow.

-k
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