[Rd] Dependency problem for "hasArg"

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Tue Jul 3 09:10:12 CEST 2012

On 07/03/2012 09:07 AM, Mauricio Zambrano-Bigiarini wrote:
> On 02/07/12 22:51, Martin Morgan wrote:
>> On 07/02/2012 06:23 PM, Charlie Friedemann wrote:
>>> The error message you are getting makes it rather clear what the
>>> problem is.
>>> R is unable to find the function 'hasArg'. As the hasArg function is
>>> part
>>> of the package 'methods', a solution would be to put require(methods)
>>> at the
>>> beginning of your script.
>> But I think the idea will be to import(methods) in HydroGOF, since the
>> package requires these imports to function properly, and import'ing will
>> mean that hasArg does not have to be found on the (user-controlled)
>> search path.
> Thank you very much for your help.
> I have already tried import(methods) in the NAMESPACE of hydroGOF,
> however, I got the following error message when doing R CMD check:
> checking package dependencies ... ERROR
> Namespace dependency not required: ‘methods’
> So it seems that is not possible to force a package to import 'methods'.

In your DESCRIPTION file, add

Imports: methods


> Regarding the Dirk's comment, could it be possible to revisit the
> decision about loading 'methods' in in Rscript ?. BTW, I do not know who
> is responsible for Rscript...
> Thanks in advance,
> Mauricio

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