[R] is zscore() deprecated or Windows only?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Aug 30 09:19:20 CEST 2003
Someone has unpacked a Windows binary in one of your library trees, it
seems. The package should refuse to load on MacOS X.
I suggest you search for it and remove it. If it was in the `full
install' you installed, complain to the person who made the `install'.
Remember there are two R parts for MacOS X, and I suspect you are using
the Darwin port (you didn't say) and the mega-bundle made by Jan de Leeuw
(you didn't say). If so, there was no such bundle for the current R
version, 1.7.1, last time I looked. I suggest you upgrade to 1.7.1, even
though 1.8.0 is only about 6 weeks' away.
On Sat, 30 Aug 2003, John Christie wrote:
> 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
No. Unless you did library(R.base), that is what you should expect.
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.
Did you load the library?
> 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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