install.packages warning

Ben Bolker
Tue, 1 Oct 2002 14:12:28 -0400 (EDT)

  Hear, hear; I've often had to reassure people about this warning.  (The
reason the scary "Warning message" words appear is because
install.packages() uses the warning() function.)  Is the warning really

On Tue, 1 Oct 2002, Wright, Kevin wrote:

> I typically install packages from a local site:
> > install.packages("x:/tpm/",CRAN=NULL)
> updating HTML package descriptions
> Warning message: 
> argument `lib' is missing: using C:/PROGRA~1/R/RW1051/library in:
> install.packages("x:/tpm/", CRAN = NULL) 
> The warning doesn't bother me, but I've had to help other people who see
> "warning" and decide to panic.  
> May I suggest changing "Warning message" to something less scary, for
> example "Note:".
> Best,
> Kevin Wright  (apologies for the company signature)
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