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

From: Jeff Gentry <>
Date: Wed 09 Feb 2005 - 11:57:48 EST

On Wed, 9 Feb 2005, Achim Zeileis wrote:
> A *library* is a directory in which you can find R *packages* (just as
> in real life you can find books in a library) and with
> library("foo", lib.loc = "/path/to/bar")
> you want to get the package (book) "foo" from the library "bar" located
> at "/path/to/bar".

Out of pure curiosity, could anyone tell me the historical reason that library() is used here? Does it tie in to the S ancestry of R? mailing list Received on Wed Feb 09 11:01:23 2005

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