[R] lme4 package and importIntoEnv errors

Patrick Connolly p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz
Tue May 24 04:48:12 CEST 2005

I've used packages for some years now and seldom had any trouble using
the tgz files.  Now I've come across something I've never seen before.

> version
platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
arch     i686
os       linux-gnu
system   i686, linux-gnu
major    2
minor    1.0
year     2005
month    04
day      18
language R

> library(lme4)
Loading required package: methods
Loading required package: Matrix
Loading required package: latticeExtra
Error in importIntoEnv(impenv, impnames, ns, impvars) :
        objects ï¿½ï¿½coefï¿½ï¿½, ï¿½ï¿½coef<-ï¿½ï¿½, ï¿½ï¿½corMatrixï¿½ï¿½, ï¿½ï¿½matrix<-ï¿½ï¿½, ï¿½ï¿½pdFactorï¿½ï¿½, ï¿½ï¿½pdMatrixï¿½ï¿½ are not exported by 'namespace:Matrix'
Error: package/namespace load failed for 'lme4'

The Matrix and latticeExtra were downloaded and installed yesterday and
the methods is what came with R-2.1.0.

I notice in the archives someone had a very similar problem with
version 2.0.1 and Windows in January this year, but there's no further
mention that I found.  That one seems to have been fixed with new
Matrix and latticeExtra packages.  However, I'm using newer ones
already.  So I thought it might have to do with 2.1.0 rebreaking

'CHANGES IN R VERSION 2.1.0 patched' doesn't make any mention of
importIntoEnv, so I figured patching wasn't likely to make a
difference.  I also figured that latticeExtra is not likely to be as
buggy as that.

The only thing I can think of that would be slightly non-standard
about my installation is the fact that I install packages (in addition
to the recommended ones) in a different place from the "normal" ones.
Could that be a source of error on this system?  Alternatively, is
there anything I could do about this namespace business?


Patrick Connolly
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New Zealand 
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