[R] Differences between package and library terminology

From: Adaikalavan Ramasamy <ramasamy_at_cancer.org.uk>
Date: Thu 03 Mar 2005 - 00:42:33 EST

Just out of curiosity, what is the difference between the terms for package and library ? Why are we loading a package with the library() command ?

If this is a case of RTFM, I would be happy to do so if pointed in the right direction. I have searched the FAQ and mail archives and only came up with http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/help/05/02/12162.html but this still does not explain what is the requirement/features of a package vs. library.

Does this question not qualify to be included in the FAQs.

Thank you

Regards, Adai

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