[BioC] smida won't load in R 2.9

katrien michiels katrien.michiels at ugent.be
Wed May 6 14:31:04 CEST 2009

dear Bioconductors,

Although I managed to teach myself some R (a while ago), I am still a 
novice in Bioconductor... I am trying to experiment a bit with the 
smida-package, but I don't even get is properly installed on my system.
I downloaded the current version form 
http://www.math.rug.nl/~ernst/book/smida.html and installed it (in R 
2.9) after installing the lars package, which it needs to operate properly.
When I try to load the package, it keeps asking me for package mva, 
which doesn't exist anymore, because it has been replaced -together with 
modreg- by the stats package:

Loading required package: mva
Error: package 'mva' could not be loaded
In addition: Warning message:
In library(pkg, character.only = TRUE, logical.return = TRUE, lib.loc = 
lib.loc) :
  there is no package called 'mva'

When I try to look at e.g. data(skin) of data(breast) or any other 
command I find in the manual, R is not able to find any of those.

Can someone please show me the trick to get smida up and working?

Many thanks in advance

ir. Katrien Michiels
Lab. Agrozoology
Dept. Crop Protection
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent, BELGIUM

tel. +32 9 264 61 48

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