[R] where does R search when source()?

Shin, Daehyok sdhyok at email.unc.edu
Sun Jul 11 05:28:39 CEST 2004

Considering replies to my question, typical practices of R users seem:
1. Creating a special function to source frequently used scripts.
2. Creating a personal package containing frequently used scripts.

Both of them needs additional steps to edit the function or to
create/install the package
when a script file is edited or added. My suggestion can save the effort.
In the sense to make R more convenient environment to users, is it trivial?

Daehyok Shin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger D. Peng [mailto:rpeng at jhsph.edu]
> Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 PM 11:14
> To: sdhyok at email.unc.edu
> Cc: Liaw, Andy; R, Help
> Subject: Re: [R] where does R search when source()?
> In fact, there is an elegant solution, and that is to write a
> package.  If this is all for personal use, then writing a package
> can be as simple as creating a few directories, copying the
> script files, and then running R CMD INSTALL.  I do this all the
> time when I have multiple projects that use the same code.
> -roger

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