[R] MASS data sets

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Sep 30 13:08:38 CEST 2001

On Sun, 30 Sep 2001, Murray Jorgensen wrote:

> All the usual MASS data sets are nicely sitting in
> D:\Program Files\rw1022\library\MASS\data
> on my laptop

(Windows, I presume.)

> and yet:
> > library(MASS)
> > data(wtloss)
> Warning message:
> Data set `wtloss' not found in: data(wtloss)
> what could be wrong? I'm running 1.2.2 on Win98.

Someone has been tampering!  They should not be there but in Rdata.zip.
The short answer is to delete `filelist' from that directory.
The better answer is to upgrade to rw1031 and then run update.packages()
to get a fully up-to-date version.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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