[Rd] Import data set from another package?

Therneau, Terry M., Ph.D. therneau at mayo.edu
Tue Mar 3 14:05:02 CET 2015

As I expected: there was something simple and obvious, which I somehow could not see.
Thanks for the pointer.

Terry T.

On 03/03/2015 03:12 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On 02/03/2015 22:48, Therneau, Terry M., Ph.D. wrote:
>> I've moved nlme from Depends to Imports in my coxme package. However, a
>> few of the examples for lmekin use one of the data sets from nlme.  This
>> is on purpose, to show how the results are the same and how they differ.
>>   If I use  data(nlme::ergoStool)  the data is not found,
>> data(nlme:::ergoStool) does no better.
>>   If I add importFrom(nlme, "ergoStool") the error message is that
>> ergoStool is not exported.
>> There likely is a simple way, but I currently don't see it.
> There were some off-the-mark suggestions in this thread.  If you just want a dataset from
> a package, use
> data("ergoStool", package = "nlme")
> In particular, it is somewhat wasteful to load a large namespace like nlme when it is not
> needed.

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