[R] When using require(), why do I get the error message "Error in if (!loaded) { : the condition has length > 1" ?
Andrew Simmons
@kw@|mmo @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Oct 24 18:53:07 CEST 2022
In the first one, the argument is a character vector of length 1, so the
code works perfectly fine.
The second is a call, and when coerced to a character vector should look
like
c("[", "packages_i_want_to_use", "1")
You can try this yourself with quote(packages_i_want_to_use[1]) which
returns its first argument, unevaluated.
On Mon, Oct 24, 2022, 12:46 Kelly Thompson <kt1572757 using gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks!
>
> # Please, can you help me understand why
> require( 'base' ) # works, but
> require( packages_i_want_to_use[1] ) # does not work?
>
> # In require( 'base' ), what is the "first argument"?
>
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2022 at 12:29 PM Andrew Simmons <akwsimmo using gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > require(), similarly to library(), does not evaluate its first argument
> UNLESS you add character.only = TRUE
> >
> > require( packages_i_want_to_use[1], character.only = TRUE)
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 24, 2022, 12:26 Kelly Thompson <kt1572757 using gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> # Below, when using require(), why do I get the error message "Error
> >> in if (!loaded) { : the condition has length > 1" ?
> >>
> >> # This is my reproducible code:
> >>
> >> #create a vector with the names of the packages I want to use
> >> packages_i_want_to_use <- c('base', 'this_pac_does_not_exist')
> >>
> >> # Here I get error messages:
> >> require( packages_i_want_to_use[1] )
> >> #Error in if (!loaded) { : the condition has length > 1
> >>
> >> require( packages_i_want_to_use[2] )
> >> #Error in if (!loaded) { : the condition has length > 1
> >>
> >> # Here I get what I expect:
> >> require('base')
> >>
> >> require('this_pac_does_not_exist')
> >> #Loading required package: this_pac_does_not_exist
> >> #Warning message:
> >> #In library(package, lib.loc = lib.loc, character.only = TRUE,
> >> logical.return = TRUE, :
> >> # there is no package called ‘this_pac_does_not_exist’
> >>
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