[R] plotmath not available on R 3.2.2

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 21:00:56 CET 2015

On 12/12/2015 1:35 PM, Ranjan Maitra wrote:
>>>> 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.

Done now (as a warning, not an error).

Duncan Murdoch

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