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This is an alternative mechanism for importing objects from packages. The syntax allows for importing multiple objects from a package with a single command in an expressive way. The import package bridges some of the gap between using library (or require) and direct (single-object) imports. Furthermore the imported objects are not placed in the current environment (although possible), but in a named entry in the search path.


This package is not intended for use with library. It is named to make calls like import::from(pkg, fun1, fun2) expressive. Using the import functions complements the standard use of library(pkg)(when most objects are needed, and context is clear) and obj <- pkg::obj (when only a single object is needed).


Stefan Milton Bache