R-beta: packages/libraries vs sourcing it in

Bill Simpson wsimpson at uwinnipeg.ca
Fri Jan 16 18:52:44 CET 1998

I have a collection of functions in a file kernel.r and right now I just
source the file in when I want to use those functions.  I was wondering if
it would make sense to turn kernel.r into a package.  If so, what is the
advantage over sourcing it in?  I couldn't find detailed info in the docs
(Venables's tutorial or in the R help--I looked up library()) for creating
a package.

Thanks very much for any help.

Bill Simpson

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