Re: [Rd] How to put my S4 class into data.frame

From: hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat 04 Nov 2006 - 13:39:34 GMT

> OTOH, it's interesting that some methods to "stick some S4
> objects into a data frame do work fine , at least for the
> following case (R-script below) -- and I wonder if we (R developers)
> shouldn't think about more explicitly supporting this,
> e.g., by stating something like
>
> >> If an S4 object simply *contains* an atomic class that can be
> >> used as data.frame column, then that S4 object can also be used
> >> as data.frame column
>
> and trying to fix all cases where the above is not fulfilled.

There are also many cases where using a list as a data.frame column will cause errors, depending on the contents of the list.

Hadley



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