[R] The following object(s) are masked from ‘package:stats’

Charlie Friedemann cfriedem at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 03:21:30 CEST 2012


That message is not an error. It is simply telling you that there are
functions named qqnorm an qqplot in the extRemes package that are "masking"
functions of the same name in the stats package. Functions in a package
being loaded with the same names as functions in a package already loaded
will mask those previously loaded functions.

This means that if you call qqplot() or qqnorm() you will be using the
versions found in the extRemes package.  If you wanted to use the version of
qqplot in stats, you would have to call it by qualifying the namespace:


In any case, the package extRemes is loading properly for you and you can
begin to use it.

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