Re: [Rd] R-intro

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Sun 02 Jan 2005 - 06:04:15 EST

On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 17:24:33 +0100, Uwe Ligges <> wrote:

>Gorjanc Gregor wrote:
>> The problem is that there is no file I belive that for first impression or example session, things should work.
>Have you read from the beginning in Appendix A? It says:
>"Login, start your windowing system. You should also have the file
>‘’ in your working directory. If not, seek the local expert
>(or get it yourself from the ‘datasets/data’ subdirectory of the default
>R library tree). If you have, proceed."
>The point is that we cannot get the file anymore from "datasets/data",
>because since the days of R-2.0.0 we have the data in package "datasets"
>lazy loaded and the file "" is not available in binary
>installations. Hence it is a bug.
>Possible solution:
>We could copy the file to something like
>It would also make sense to simplify the Appendix A stuff in R-intro,
>because this is (well, has been) a more or less frequently asked
>question (I wonder why nobody has asked during the last 3 months ....):
>filename <- file.path(.find.package("datasets"), "intro", ""))
>mm <- read.table(filename)
>Uwe Ligges

Good suggestions. I'll make the changes in R-patched.

Duncan Murdoch mailing list Received on Sun Jan 02 05:11:22 2005

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