[Rd] Error message library()
proebuck at mdanderson.org
Thu Oct 27 17:52:21 CEST 2011
On 10/26/11 5:49 AM, "Milan Bouchet-Valat" <nalimilan at club.fr> wrote:
> Le mercredi 26 octobre 2011 à 09:46 +0000, ONKELINX, Thierry a écrit :
>> When one tries to load a non-installed package you get the error:
>> Error in library(xyz) : there is no package called 'xyz'
>> I noticed on several occasions that this puzzles beginners. Therefore
>> I suggest to change the error description in:
>> Error in library(xyz) : there is no package called 'xyz' installed on
>> this machine. Check the name of the package or
install.packages("xyz") to install it.
> Couldn't R even directly ask for installing if it exists on CRAN? Like:
> Error in library(xyz) : package 'xyz' is not installed on this machine.
> Do you want to install it? [Y/n]
I'd agree the message should be reworded, but prompting is overkill
for normal users.
Error in library(xyz) : package 'xyz' is not installed.
Nonetheless, Kevin Wright's function is interesting.
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