[R] "utils" lacking namespace?

Gustaf Rydevik gustaf.rydevik at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 09:38:20 CEST 2009


Hi all,
A colleague of mine tried to install the package EMV, which had been
removed from CRAN.
she ran into some kind of trouble, R locked up, and she closed the program.
Now when she starts R, "utils" can't be loaded which of course create
an unworkable environment.
Below I've copy-pasted the error message she gets when starting R.
Any ideas on what went wrong, and more importantly, how to fix it?
Many thanks in advance,

Gustaf Rydevik

Ps: She's running R on a WinXP box, if that might be of relevance...



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Error : package 'utils' does not have a name space

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Warning message:
package "methods" in options("defaultPackages") was not found Error in
library(package, lib.loc = lib.loc, character.only = TRUE,
logical.return = TRUE,  :
  'utils' is not a valid package -- installed < 2.0.0?



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