ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 7 22:48:54 CEST 2002

On Tue, 7 May 2002, Robert John wrote:

> Hi,
> I recently installed R-1.5.0-1 on Red Hat Linux 7.2, but the package MASS
> is "missing". Attempting to load via library(MASS) returns the following
> error:
> Error in library(MASS) : There is no package called `MASS'
> Am I missing something simple here?

You forgot to install R-1.5.0.recommended.tgz or the equivalent rpm.
The guidelines do say that this should be included in binary
distributions, but it seems the Linux packagers do things differently.

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