Re: [Rd] Re: Packages and Libraries (was: Re: lme4 "package" etc ..)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed 09 Feb 2005 - 05:10:54 EST

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005, A.J. Rossini wrote:

> But I don't see a problem with "package("package")", though I'm sure
> I'm missing something.

Grammar. It's like `R CMD build' which some people think installs: here you don't want `to package' you want `to use', and these are read as imperatives.

I think we are all agreed that some variant on usePackage() would be good, but here the perfect is the enemy of the good and the good the enemy of the adequate.

Let's see if someone cares enough to push a design through for 2.1.0.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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