[R] library( ) and verbose=

Frank E Harrell Jr f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu
Fri Jul 9 20:10:15 CEST 2004

The Hmisc package has in its .First.lib function a verbose argument, 
which I thought was the way to allow users to suppress certain messages, 
by issuing library(Hmisc, verbose=FALSE).  But I see that library( ) 
does not pass verbose to .First.lib.  The default for verbose in Hmisc 
is TRUE because .First.lib prints some important information about 
masked functions.  What is the best way to fix this?  Is it reasonable 
to expect library to pass verbose along?  I'm running R 1.9.
Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chair           School of Medicine
                      Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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