[R] library() help for Windows

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 18 15:07:20 CET 2002

On Mon, 18 Nov 2002 Budana_Prijadi at fmi.com wrote:

> I have just upgraded R v1.5.0 to v1.6.1 for Windows but have trouble
loading my library of R only functions (no C calls).  After examining
the "library" script this difference was found:


Did you read the NEWS file?  Quite a bit has changed in that 3-version

> How do I modify my library of functions to load it properly like
previous versions do?  Why v1.6.1 checks for "DESCRIPTIONS"?

To load it properly (and you were not loading it properly before)  you
need to follow the instructions in `Writing R Extensions' about how to
create a package, and then on how to install it.

These days R relies on properly constructed packages, and it does now
check for this.  For ages packages have been required to have a

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