[R] package.contents() deprecated, what replaces it?

From: David Rossiter <rossiter_at_itc.nl>
Date: Thu 29 Jul 2004 - 00:25:42 EST


Back on 18-June a colleague (Earl Glynn) asked:



I did a

    ?package.contents

in version 1.9.0. The help file says this is deprecated, and says to "see also" Deprecated and Defunct, but what is the "new" function that replaces packge.contents?

The function still seems to work, but it's just tagged as deprecated.

efg



I have the same question, and also could not find the answer despite searching "everywhere". I couldn't find a followup to the question.

I've written an instruction manual introducing R to my institute's students, which includes the suggestion to use this command, e.g.

   For example, to see what's in the geostatistical package \texttt{gstat}:

   \begin{verbatim}
> package.contents("gstat")

    \end{verbatim}

but now they see an off-putting "deprecated" message. Please advise.

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