[R] RWin 1.2.1: Can't access sample datasets, e.g. MASS

peter denisevich pdenis2 at home.com
Tue Feb 6 01:07:15 CET 2001

I'm pretty sure I'll feel like [more of] an idiot but...
Using Rgui working in a fresh, blank directory.

 > require(MASS)
Loading required package: MASS
[1] TRUE
 > data(cabbages)
Warning message:
======> Data set `cabbages' not found in: data(cabbages)  <=====
 > ls()
[1] "last.warning"
 > search()
[1] ".GlobalEnv"    "package:MASS"  "package:ctest" "Autoloads"
[5] "package:base"
 > .lib.loc
[1] "D:/R-WIN/RW1021/library"
 > Sys.getenv("R_HOME")
 > dir("D:\\R-WIN\\RW1021\\library\\MASS\\data")
  [1] "00Index"         "abbey.rda"       "accdeaths.rda"   "Aids2.rda"
  [5] "Animals.rda"     "anorexia.rda"    "austres.rda"     "beav1.rda"
   <snip, 'cabbages' IS there>

Same result for any other dataset.

All packages were installed in RW1021/library/<pkg>, some by manual 
download/rinst some by install.packages().

Note that after installation, the library/MASS/data directory contained 
ONLY RData.zip, so I unzipped it; the same for the other data (and R-ex) 
directories in the tree.  Is this new behavior?

There are no .Renviron files on the system and the only .Rprofiles are the 
[#'d out] one in /etc and the original, unmodified 
"mother-of-all-Rprofiles" in /lib/R.  The latter, for some reason, loads 

I'm obviously missing something since I didn't go thru any such gyrations 
using R<1.2.1 ?

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