[R] plotmath not available on R 3.2.2

Ranjan Maitra maitra.mbox.ignored at inbox.com
Sat Dec 12 19:35:55 CET 2015

> >> install.packages('grDevices')
> > Installing package into ‘/usr/lib64/R/library’
> > (as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
> > Warning message:
> > package ‘grDevices’ is not available (for R version 3.2.2)
> >
> > However, this is no longer an issue for me: I seem to have it installed on this new install (of last week).
> >
> > Sorry about the false alarm.
> grDevices is a "base" package, so it will always be present with a 
> proper R installation, and it is only updated when R itself is updated.

Yes, that is what I thought so too earlier (and indeed is still true, sorry about that). The whole issue started at my end because I misremembered about plotmath which is neither a function nor a package. 
> Perhaps install.packages() should give a different error message when 
> you attempt to install a base package.

Yes, that would be more desirable.

Best wishes,

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