Re: [R] Unbundling gregmisc (was: loading gap package)

From: <apjaworski_at_mmm.com>
Date: Thu 05 May 2005 - 01:29:16 EST

I have one comment, although it is a little off topic.

I have the gregmisc package installed (R-2.0.1 on Win2000). Whenever I use the help.search function it comes back with the following warning:

Warning message:
no Rd contents for package 'gregmisc' in 'C:/local/R/rw210/library' in: help.search("bundle")

Apparently, the help.search function looks for the CONTENTS file in the .../library/gregmisc directory. I created an empty one and the warning went away. I know it is purely cosmetic, but if the gregmisc bundle is kept intact, and I think it should, I would suggest adding the empty CONTENTS file to its distribution.

Perhaps there is a better way of handling this. For example, VR is a bundle but it does not create its VR directory in .../library.

Andy



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Let me redirect the topic a bit. I've been considering unbundling gregmisc.
The pro would be that people would find the component packages (i.e. gdata) more easily. The con is that the packages have a number of
interdependencies, so you pretty much will need to get most of them anyway.

As the latest gregmisc bundle contains a gregmisc package that is just a stub that depends on and loads the individual packages, there would still be
a gregmisc object.

Comments?

-Greg

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> Antoniou
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> On 4 Μαϊ 2005, at 12:06 µµ, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
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> > On Wed, 4 May 2005, Constantinos Antoniou wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> On 4 œ±Ê 2005, at 11:35 À¼, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> >>
> >>> Eduwin Pakpahan wrote:
> >>>> Dear R users, I did install R. 2.0.1, and try to load "gap"
>
> >>>> package. However, below is the message shown when I did load it.
>
> >>>> Can anybody
> >>>> please let me know my mistakes?
> >>>> ----
> >>>>> library()
> >>>>> library(gap)
> >>>> Loading required package: MASS Loading required package: genetics
>
> >>>> Loading required package: combinat Loading required
> package: gdata
>
> >>>> Error: package 'gdata' could not be loaded
> >>>> In addition: Warning message: There is no package called 'gdata'
>
> >>>> in: library(pkg, character.only =
> >>>> TRUE, logical = TRUE, lib.loc = lib.loc)
> >>>> ----
> >>> Let me read the error message for you:
> >>> "There is no package 'gdata'" simply means the package is not
>
> >>> there...
> >>> So what about installing it?
> >>> Hint: it is part of the package bundle "gregmisc".
> >>
> >> I have a similar problem with R 2.1.0 on Mac OSX 10.3.9.
> >>
> >>> library(gregmisc)
> >> Loading required package: gdata
> >> Error: package 'gdata' could not be loaded
> >> In addition: Warning message:
> >> there is no package called 'gdata' in: library(pkg,
> character.only =
>
> >> TRUE, logical = TRUE, lib.loc = lib.loc)
> >>
> >> At first I tried getting this gdata from somewhere else,
> but I could
>
> >> not find it (evidence indicated that it is part of the
> gregmisc, as I
>
> >> suspected originally... You email confirms this...)
> >>
> >> (For the record, my goal is to get read.xls, which is part (?) of
>
> >> gdata)
> >
> > The current version of gregmisc is 2.0.6.  That does contain gdata.
>
> > It looks to me as if the MacOS X binary is broken (2kb) so you will
>
> > need to install from the sources.
> >
>
> Thank you. I had the current  version (binary). Reinstalling from
>
> source fixed the issue....
>
> Costas
>
> > I think we have been here before: it seems the MacOS X binary
>
> > packaging does not work for bundles.
> >
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