[R] Error while loading R2HTML in Rprofile

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 20 08:30:50 CEST 2004

On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 Alexander.Herr at csiro.au wrote:

> When loading library(R2HTML) in Rprofile I get the following error:
> Error in firstlib(which.lib.loc, package) : 
>         couldn't find function "ps.options"
> Error in library(R2HTML) : .First.lib failed
> [Previously saved workspace restored]
> % ps.options is there
> % Loading the library from the command prompt works fine, other libraries load fine through Rprofile. 
> % This only happens since R1.9.0.
> Any ideas?

Please read the USER-VISIBLE CHANGES in the NEWS file.  Until R2HTML is 
updated to require(graphics), you need to add that to your .Rprofile, 
before library(R2HTML).

I do wonder what a package is doing re-setting a global option like this:  
if there is a good reason I think it should at least issue a message to
say it has done so.  To my mind it makes having library(R2HTML) in
.Rprofile rather undesirable.

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