Re: [Rd] S4 classes in existing packages

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue 01 Nov 2005 - 08:18:23 GMT

On Tue, 1 Nov 2005, Matthias Kohl wrote:

> Jeff Enos schrieb:
>> R-devel,
>> I'm interested in looking at some examples of existing R packages that
>> rely heavily on S4 classes to get a feel for varying styles and
>> package organization techniques. Could you recommend any packages
>> that might serve as a good starting point?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Jeff
> our packages distr, distrEx, distrSim, distrTEst and RandVar are based
> on S4 classes and methods.

As do many others, providing the variety of styles that the questioner asked for. Those that are documented to do so include

CoCo DBI IDPmisc Matrix RMySQL ROracle RSQLite RUnit SparseM aod arules boolean coin colorspace copula deal dynamicGraph fBasics(etc) flexclust flexmix giRaph gpclib its kappalab kernalb limma lme4 matlab monoProc orientlib partsm pixmap tuneR

on CRAM, stats4 in the R sources and most (all?) of BioC.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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