[R] Package installed, functional but not available

Fernando Mayer fernandomayer at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 16:11:00 CEST 2007


when I run packageStatus(), I get the following results:

 > packageStatus()
Number of installed packages:

                             ok upgrade unavailable
   /home/fernando/my_library 38       0           1
   /usr/local/lib/R/library  28       0           0

Number of available packages (each package/bundle counted only once):

                                          installed not installed
   http://cran-r.c3sl.ufpr.br/src/contrib        51           957

i.e., there is an unavailable package in my personal library. With,

 > summary(packageStatus())

I see that the unavailable package is one that I have done and 
installed via R CMD INSTALL. Although it says it is unavailable, I can 
load the package with library() and use its functions in the usual way.

There is no problem at all here since I can use the functions. I was 
just curious about what really means this "unavailable" 
classification. My guess is that this a package that is not on CRAN (?).

This is

 > version
platform       i686-pc-linux-gnu
arch           i686
os             linux-gnu
system         i686, linux-gnu
major          2
minor          4.1
year           2006
month          12
day            18
svn rev        40228
language       R

Thanks for any explanations,
Fernando Mayer
Fisheries Study Group
Technology, Earth and Ocean Sciences Center
University of Vale do Itajaí
Itajaí - SC - Brazil

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