Re: [R] Differences between package and library terminology

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Thu 03 Mar 2005 - 01:47:46 EST

Adaikalavan Ramasamy wrote:

> 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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It is answered in the FAQs (FAQ 5.2)!
Also, e.g., in the manual "R Installation and Administration" and in R News 3(3), pp. 37-39: "R Help Desk: Package Management".

You use library() to load a package from a *library* containing *packages*.

Uwe Ligges



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