Re: [R] silent loading of packages

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 30 Jan 2007 - 22:24:25 GMT

It depends on the 'message'. In this case

> library(VGAM, warn.conflicts=FALSE)
> suppressMessages(library(VGAM))

both work. (How did you manage to miss the first?)

In general, it depends on whether the 'message' is a message in the sense of message() or produced some other way. sink() would work, but these are *messages*, so how did you use it?

On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, johan Faux wrote:

> I would like to turn off all the messages during
> library(aPackage) or
> require(aPackage)
>
> I tried different commands: invisible, capture.output, sink but none of them is working.
>
> For example, loading VGAM, gives a lot of unnecessary messages:
>
>> library(VGAM)
>
> Attaching package: 'VGAM'
>
>
> The following object(s) are masked from package:splines :
>
> bs
>
> The following object(s) are masked from package:splines :
>
> ns
>
>
> The following object(s) are masked from package:boot :
>
> logit
>
> The following object(s) are masked from package:boot :
>
> simplex
>
>
> The following object(s) are masked from package:stats :
>
> glm
>
> The following object(s) are masked from package:stats :
>
> lm
>
> The following object(s) are masked from package:stats :
>
> poly
>
> The following object(s) are masked from package:stats :
>
> predict.glm
>
> The following object(s) are masked from package:stats :
>
> predict.lm
>
> The following object(s) are masked from package:stats :
>
> predict.mlm
>
>
> The following object(s) are masked from package:base :
>
> scale.default
>
>
>
> Any hint/help will be appreciated.
>
>
>
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