[R] Package installed, functional but not available
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 23 16:28:29 CEST 2007
If you read the help page it says
Summarize information about installed packages and packages
available at various repositories, and automatically upgrade
avail: a data frame with columns as the _matrix_ returned by
'available.packages' plus '"Status"', a factor with levels
'c("installed", "not installed", "unavailable")'..
so this is 'available' as in 'available.packages' (qv).
On Mon, 23 Apr 2007, Fernando Mayer wrote:
> 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 (?).
No, not on the repositories you specified.
> 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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