[Rd] How to suppress 'Loading required package ...' via Depends/Imports

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Apr 27 16:10:42 CEST 2007

See ?suppressMessages

I did:

> suppressPackageStartupMessages(library("mboost"))

and saw no messages at all in 2.5.0.  (And that is one of the noisiest.)

On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

> I tend to run batch jobs via littler. These often start with a single line
> loading one or two in-house packages.  Now, most the Depends of these
> in-house packages now use Depends: entries in DESCRIPTION, rather than
> require() in R/zzz.R.  This seems to have at least one undesirable side
> effect: noise.
> Using require(), I can choose the 'quietly=TRUE, warn.conflict=FALSE'
> arguments, and additionally I can wrap the require call in stopfifnot()
> making it both quiet and failure proof.
> But I cannot figure out how to tell R via DESCRIPTION how to
>  a) not tell me its loading a package
>  b) keep quiet about the conflicts
> In other words, how do I get rid of all this:
>  foo:~s> ./someLittlerScript
>  Loading required package: MASS
>  Loading required package: grDevices
>  Loading required package: graphics
>  Loading required package: stats
>  Loading required package: utils
>  Loading required package: zoo
>  Attaching package: 'zoo'
>          The following object(s) are masked from package:base :
>           rapply
> Thanks, Dirk

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