[R] Checking if a library is loaded or not

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Sep 14 14:14:46 CEST 2000

On Thu, 14 Sep 2000, Uwe Ligges wrote:

> Mark Myatt wrote:
> > 
> > How do I check if a library has already been loaded and then load it if
> > required?
> To check, which libraries are loaded:
>  search()
> But you might want to use
>  require()

Actually, just library(foo) does exactly what is required, that is to
load the library if it is not already loaded.  require() checks for
the use of provide(), but that is deprecated now so require() is
really just a wrapper for library().


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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