R-beta: package ported from S to R

Hubert Palme palme at uni-wuppertal.de
Wed May 13 15:02:26 CEST 1998

Martin Maechler: 
 > >>>>> "Hubert" == Hubert Palme <palme at uni-wuppertal.de> writes:
 >     Hubert> Hello, I'm trying to port the S package "print.display" to
 >     Hubert> R. The porting procedure seemed to work, but when I say
 >     Hubert> library(print.display) or library("print.display"), then none
 >     Hubert> of the functions is available. May be, it's because of the dot
 >     Hubert> in the package name?
 > Not really; I do have package with a "." which works..
 >     Hubert> What could have happened?
 > no idea.
 > You should send a real "log" of what you did (and the output)
 > -- but NOT to R-help, but rather to R-devel.

OK, This one I send to both, the next one only to r-devel.

 >     Hubert> The help information is available.
 >     Hubert> BTW: How can I look up wether the package is really loaded?
 > search()
 > should show you (in your case)
 > [1] ".GlobalEnv"   "package:print.display"  "Autoloads"    "package:base"
 > 		    ---------------------
 > and 
 > 	ls(pos=2)
 > would show your objects

It is strange: I jist restarted R to try out search(), but now
print.display loads! Don't know what happened... But the next step I
wanted to try was to install the package without dot. So I won't --
Thanks for this hint.

Friedrich Leisch: 
 > How and where did you install the package? Using the R INSTALL
 > mechanism or by hand? Is it in the library search path .lib.loc?

Yes and yes.

OK, hopefully it stayes loading correctly now, so I'll try to debug
it. There is an unknown function "unix". Is "system" the R
replacement? If yes: There is no "input" parameter. How can I redirect
input with "system"?

Is there also a replacement for "!" ?

Thanks a lot!

Hubert Palme         Bergische Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Wuppertal
                                      Computing  Center
                                      D-42097 Wuppertal
Email: palme at uni-wuppertal.de             (Germany)
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