[R] is zscore() deprecated or Windows only?

John Christie jc at or.psychology.dal.ca
Sat Aug 30 08:49:25 CEST 2003

On Friday, August 29, 2003, at 10:48  PM, Thomas Lumley wrote:

> On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, Liaw, Andy wrote:
> This is an unfortunate package name combined with not reading the 
> output
> carefully enough.
> Package: R.base
> Version: 0.33
> Date: 2002/10/29
> Title: [R] Class Library - Stand-alone basic functions
> Author: Henrik Bengtsson <henrikb at braju.com>
> So it's in package R.base, which *is* what help.search() says.

Well, in 1.7.0 full install on Mac OS X (someone made an image with 
most of the packages and that is what I installed) help.search 
("zscore") just returns R.base without any other info (of course, it 
was the search).  help("zscore") return not found and help("zscore", 
package=R.base) return "R.base is built for Win32".  Which is very 
wierd.  I tried quitting R (it had been on a week or so) in case some 
package I loaded removed it or something.  However, that didn't recover 
it.  Then, I quit R again and lo and behold I get a full help for 
zscore telling me "Gets the Z scores (standardized residuals)..."  BUT, 
when I call the function it still says "Error: couldn't find function 
"zscore".  This is very strange.  I'll try scale and see if it does 
what I wanted.  zscore sounded perfect though.  If I could clean up 
this problem I would, but I don't know if it is a function that was 
pulled, a function missing, or what the actual state is supposed to be.

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