Re: [R] Differences between package and library terminology

From: Adaikalavan Ramasamy <ramasamy_at_cancer.org.uk>
Date: Thu 03 Mar 2005 - 02:10:44 EST

Thank you to Marc Schwartz, Dimitris Rizopoulos and Uwe Ligges.

The discussions in R-devel thread was helpful. I think it is the usage library(package) that confuses new users to confuse the term packages with libraries.

Thank you.

Regards, Adai

On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 08:20 -0600, Marc Schwartz wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 13:42 +0000, 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
>
>
> There was actually just an exchange on this last month, which was
> precipitated by a thread on r-help and then moved to r-devel. The r-
> devel part, which is more relevant here, begins at:
>
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2005-February/032095.html
>
> HTH,
>
> Marc Schwartz
>
>
>



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