RE: [R] where does R search when source()?

From: Shin, Daehyok <sdhyok_at_email.unc.edu>
Date: Sun 11 Jul 2004 - 13:28:39 EST


Considering replies to my question, typical practices of R users seem: 1. Creating a special function to source frequently used scripts. 2. Creating a personal package containing frequently used scripts.

Both of them needs additional steps to edit the function or to create/install the package
when a script file is edited or added. My suggestion can save the effort. In the sense to make R more convenient environment to users, is it trivial?

Daehyok Shin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger D. Peng [mailto:rpeng@jhsph.edu]
> Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 PM 11:14
> To: sdhyok@email.unc.edu
> Cc: Liaw, Andy; R, Help
> Subject: Re: [R] where does R search when source()?
>
>
> In fact, there is an elegant solution, and that is to write a
> package. If this is all for personal use, then writing a package
> can be as simple as creating a few directories, copying the
> script files, and then running R CMD INSTALL. I do this all the
> time when I have multiple projects that use the same code.
>
> -roger
>



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