Re: [Rd] Which programming paradigm is the most used for make R packages?

From: Ross Boylan <ross_at_biostat.ucsf.edu>
Date: Wed 03 Jan 2007 - 20:49:56 GMT

On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 11:46:16AM -0600, Ricardo Rios wrote:
> Hi wizards, does somebody know Which programming paradigm is the most
> used for make R packages ? Thanks in advance.
>
You need to explain what you mean by the question, for example what paradigms you have in mind.

R is a functional language; as I've discovered, this means some standard OO programming approaches don't carry over too naturally. In particular, functions don't really "belong" to classes. R purists would probably want that to say class-based 00 programming doesn't fit, since R is function-based OO.

There is a package that permits a more traditional ("class-based") OO style; I think it's called R.oo.

Ross Boylan



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