[Rd] importing/loading package without a namespace
mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Thu Sep 10 23:11:32 CEST 2009
Hi Christos --
Christos Hatzis wrote:
> I am developing a package that imports some functions from another package.
> The imported package (qcc) does not have a namespace and this is causing
> problems with loading of my package, which has a namespace. Is there a
> workaround to allow loading the namespace-less package?
> I searched the archives and found a suggestion that the package should be
> included in the Depends list, but this has not helped.
> Thank you.
> The contents of my DESCRIPTION file are:
> Package: nvQC
> Type: Package
> Depends: R(>= 2.5.0), Biobase, qcc
> Imports: affy, RColorBrewer, affyio, nvNormalize
> Suggests: nvCELFiles
> LazyLoad: no
> LazyData: yes
> and those of the NAMESPACE file
> export(nv.evalQC, gridQC, control.plots)
> import(qcc, affy)
If I understand, qcc does not have a name space, so you cannot import()
it. The best you can do is, as you have done, Depend: qcc. In your code,
you can be unambiguous about the functions you use
> importFrom(RColorBrewer, brewer.pal)
> importFrom(affyio, read.celfiles)
> importFrom(nvNormalize, norm.options)
> The output from R CMD check nvQC
> * using log directory 'C:/Iatros01/Development/RPackages/nvQC/nvQC.Rcheck'
> * using R version 2.9.1 (2009-06-26)
> * using session charset: ISO8859-1
> * checking for file 'nvQC/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
> * checking extension type ... Package
> * this is package 'nvQC' version '1.0.0'
> * checking package name space information ... OK
> * checking package dependencies ... OK
> * checking if this is a source package ... OK
> * checking for .dll and .exe files ... OK
> * checking whether package 'nvQC' can be installed ... OK
> * checking package directory ... OK
> * checking for portable file names ... OK
> * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
> * checking top-level files ... OK
> * checking index information ... OK
> * checking package subdirectories ... OK
> * checking R files for non-ASCII characters ... OK
> * checking R files for syntax errors ... OK
> * checking whether the package can be loaded ... ERROR
> Loading required package: Biobase
> Welcome to Bioconductor
> Vignettes contain introductory material. To view, type
> 'openVignette()'. To cite Bioconductor, see
> 'citation("Biobase")' and for packages 'citation(pkgname)'.
> Loading required package: qcc
> Error : package 'qcc' does not have a name space
> Error: package/namespace load failed for 'nvQC'
> Execution halted
> It looks like this package has a loading problem: see the messages for
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