[R] standard library?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Apr 27 09:23:24 CEST 2004

Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> Randy Zelick <zelickr at pdx.edu> writes:
>>Hello all,
>>I found a package I want to try listed at
>>      http://www.maths.lth.se/help/R/.R/doc/html/packages.html
>>I am using R 1.9.0 on winXP.
>>The package is called R.audio
>>When I tried the example, it did not work and produced the error message:
>>      Error: Object "Sound" not found
>>Normally I would assume that I have to download a package and I would go
>>looking for it... except I found R.audio in a documentation directory
>>called "Packages in the standard library"
>>It *seems* like what I want ought to be available by default, since to me
>>the idea behind a "standard library" is that it is the stuff you get
>>*without* shopping around.
>>Nevertheless, I looked on CRAN for a "standard library" and did not find a
>>reference to it. I also did not find a reference to R.audio there.
>>Of course I am missing something obvious! What would that be?
> Every *installation* of R has a "standard library". If you
> install packages that's where they go by default. Some multi-user
> installations make their help pages available on the net. The
> installation at the Technical University at Lund contains something
> called R.audio. Since this appears not to be something from CRAN, it
> might be a good idea to follow the link in the Author field (to
> Henrik's R.classes bundle).

Note that there is also a package "sound" available at CRAN.
Another package called "tuneR" dealing with wave files and containing 
some stuff to analyze musical sound will be presented at the useR! 
conference (a first version will hopefully appear on CRAN within a few 

Uwe Ligges

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