Re: [Rd] private variables in package.

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 11:56:54 +0100 (BST)

R has debugging features: see 'Writing R Extensions'. Please make use of them, e.g. options(error=recover) will enable you to explore the environments that are visible.

We can only guess at this, not having function AB2C.

On Fri, 25 May 2007, Vladimir Eremeev wrote:

> I am sorry, my previous questions about hiding variables from users in a
> package were obscure and vague, and would like to clarify them.
> This should be a basic question.
> I am writing my first package.
> It has several functions, which should be callable by users.
> These functions use several variables, and I would like to hide these
> variables from users.
> How can I do it?
> For example, the package has a function AB2C, which uses the variable ac9nw.
> If I add the file NAMESPACE, exporting only AB2C, then I get the error:
> Error in AB2C(a, b, model.type) : object "ac9nw" not found
> I also tried to include in the .onLoad function the code, defining these
> variables with <<-
> However, this code has created all internal variables in the global
> environment.

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