[R] Error in autoloader

From: Peter Ho <peter_at_fe.up.pt>
Date: Thu 11 Aug 2005 - 22:37:55 EST


Hi,

After installing the latest versions of lme4, Matrix, VR on a Debian Box, I have run into a problem. When I use library(lme4) on R Version 2.1.0 (2005-04-18) I get the following error message:

> library(lme4)

Loading required package: Matrix
Error in autoloader(name = "confint", package = "MASS") :

        autoloader did not find 'confint' in 'MASS'

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At present I have 3 directories where packages are kept, as I use apt-get install "r-cran-package_ name" when one is available in Debian and when it is not R, R CMD INSTALL package_name. This gives me the following directories when use help.start():

(1) Packages in /usr/local/lib/R/site-library (packages installed by R CMD INSTALL) (2) Packages in /usr/lib/R/site-library (packages installed with apt-get install)

(3) Packages in /usr/lib/R/library (base install with apt-get install)

Matrix, lme4 and other suggested packages were first installed with R CMD INSTALL. and can be found in /usr/local/lib/R/site-library. After the error occured, I updated VR with apt-get install (found in /usr/lib/R/library) and got the same error message.

Installing a second version of lme4 and matrix with apt-get install puts these packages in /usr/lib/R/site-library and gives the same error as before.

Looking at the MASS no function 'confint' exists, only confint.glm, confint.nls,confint.profile.glm and confint.profile.nls

Can anyone suggest a solution to the problem or why I am unable to access lme4 or as the error statement suggests, a problem with the Matrix package and Mass?

Thanks

Peter

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Loading required package: nlme

Attaching package: 'nlme'

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Loading required package: mvtnorm
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Loading required package: mgcv

This is mgcv 1.2-4
Loading required package: MASS
Loading required package: lmtest
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[Previously saved workspace restored]

> library(lme4)

Loading required package: Matrix
Error in autoloader(name = "confint", package = "MASS") :

        autoloader did not find 'confint' in 'MASS'
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