R-beta: packages/libraries vs sourcing it in

Bill Simpson (wsimpson@uwinnipeg.ca)
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 11:52:44 -0600 (CST)


Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 11:52:44 -0600 (CST)
From: Bill Simpson <wsimpson@uwinnipeg.ca>
To: r-help <r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Subject: R-beta: packages/libraries vs sourcing it in

I have a collection of functions in a file kernel.r and right now I just
source the file in when I want to use those functions.  I was wondering if
it would make sense to turn kernel.r into a package.  If so, what is the
advantage over sourcing it in?  I couldn't find detailed info in the docs
(Venables's tutorial or in the R help--I looked up library()) for creating
a package.

Thanks very much for any help.

Bill Simpson

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