[Rd] namespace magic

Roger Koenker roger at ysidro.econ.uiuc.edu
Thu Jul 31 12:39:24 MEST 2003

I'm confused about name spaces.  This morning I installed the
boot package because I wanted to look at bca.ci.  So I did
library(boot), but then I had,

> bca.ci
Error: Object "bca.ci" not found

I had a look in the boot R directory and bca.ci was there as expected.
So then I took a look at the NAMESPACE file for the boot package and saw
that bca.ci wasn't exported.  I tried


and this worked fine including computing the bca.ci version of some
intervals.  Finally, I read the section on name spaces in Writing R
extensions, which was very helpful but still didn't answer my basic
question:  how is it that bca.ci is not loaded and still available
to do the example?  And why not export bca.ci and friends?

platform sparc-sun-solaris2.8
arch     sparc
os       solaris2.8
system   sparc, solaris2.8
status   Under development (unstable)
major    1
minor    8.0
year     2003
month    07
day      26
language R

url:	www.econ.uiuc.edu/~roger/my.html	Roger Koenker
email	rkoenker at uiuc.edu			Department of Economics
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