Re: [Rd] as(object,"list") as(object,"matrix") differences?

From: John Chambers <jmc_at_research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri 10 Sep 2004 - 06:05:52 EST

I did say the workaround was only a candidate!

Try changing the first line to:

setClass("listNamed",

         representation(names = "character"), contains = "list")

(because the automatically generated as() methods for further derived classes, e.g. your Mlist, will not copy the names unless that is an explicit slot in the inherited class)

The workaround then does have the disadvantage that objects from it _must_ have names, but then that was what we presumably wanted the workaround for anyway.

Wolski wrote:
>
> Hi!
>
> Is this behaviour intended? Now no, nie, niente names are possible. Is this intended?
> Please run the sample code below.
>
> R : Copyright 2004, The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
> Version 2.0.0 alpha (2004-09-09), ISBN 3-900051-07-0
>
> setClass("listNamed", "list")
> setAs("listNamed", "list", function(from) {
> if(strict) class(from) <- "list"
> from
> })
>
> setMethod("show", "listNamed",
> function(object) {
> cat("An object of class ", class(object), "\n", sep="")
> show(as(object, "list"))
> })
>
>
> #NAIVE inheritance from list.
> #define cass
>
> setClass("Mlist"
> ,representation(info="character") #uniq names have to be unique?
> ,contains="listNamed"
> )
>
> tmp <- as.list(1:4)
> names(tmp) <- letters[1:4]
> mylist<-new("Mlist" , tmp , info="numeric" )
> mylist
>
> /E
>
> Dipl. bio-chem. Eryk Witold Wolski @ MPI-Moleculare Genetic
> Ihnestrasse 63-73 14195 Berlin 'v'
> tel: 0049-30-83875219 / \
> mail: witek96@users.sourceforge.net ---W-W----
> http://r4proteomics.sourceforg.net

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