Re: [R] I cannot load the package "Rcmdr"

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Sat 27 May 2006 - 03:41:56 EST

On Fri, 26 May 2006, John Fox wrote:

> Dear Zhang Jian,
> Is it possible that you're using a version of the Rcmdr package that's
> incompatible with your version of R?

That ought to have generated an error much earlier, but of course the dependencies in an old version of Rcmdr might not have been prescient. I would suggest running update.packages() to be sure.

> (I won't have access to email this weekend, so will be unable to reply
> until Monday to your response.)
> I hope this helps,
> John
> On Fri, 26 May 2006 09:52:31 -0400
> "zhang jian" <> wrote:
>> I can load the package in other R file, but I can not do it in the
>> file.
>> How to solve the question?
>>> local({pkg <- select.list(sort(.packages(all.available = TRUE)))
>> + if(nchar(pkg)) library(pkg, character.only=TRUE)})
>> Loading required package: tcltk
>> Loading required package: car
>> Error in parse(file, n, text, prompt) : syntax error in "*"
>> Error: .onAttach failed in 'attachNamespace'
>> Error: package/namespace load failed for 'Rcmdr'

Please look at the section on debugging in the `Writing R Extensions' manual. (If you do not see it, you need to update your R to >= 2.3.0.) At a minimum, running traceback() at that point would have helped both you and us. (I am guessing this occurs in the call to Commander(), but would like not to be guessing.)

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