[R] newbie R question

Mark Leeds Mleeds at kellogggroup.com
Tue Jan 3 22:24:18 CET 2006

Thanks to all. I didn't
Realize that you
Got so many packages
I've used S+ for roughly
10 years on and off and
I am starting to switch over
( was finally forced to because my new company preferred
me to use R for cost. I am the only user ) 
and it's unbelievable what has been done
in R by everyone. Truly
amazing. You should
all be quite proud
about what you have created.


-----Original Message-----
From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 4:16 PM
To: Mark Leeds
Cc: R-Stat Help
Subject: Re: [R] newbie R question

On Tue, 3 Jan 2006, Mark Leeds wrote:

> I'm sorry to bother everyone with a stupid
> question but, when I am at an R prompt in Windows,
> is there a way to see what packages
> you already have installed from the R site so
> that you can just do library(name_of_package)
> and it will work.
> I've looked at help etc but I can't find
> a command like this. Maybe there
> isn't one which is fine.

library() (no arguments) lists all the installed packages (by library).

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