Re: cbind is not generic as claimed, omits labels where S has them (PR#239)

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Subject: Re: cbind is not generic as claimed, omits labels where S has them (PR#239)
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA (p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk)
Date: Fri 06 Aug 1999 - 08:08:05 EST


Message-ID: <x2lnbp7uey.fsf@blueberry.kubism.ku.dk>

Ross Ihaka <ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz> writes:

> I can see what the problem is - we don't have the generic dispatch
> mechanism in place. I will add it.
>
> I think that the special casing of data frames is needed because this
> appears to be the (undocumented) S behaviour. A data frame anywhere in
> the argument list causes the result to be a data frame.

I played around with this earlier today. There's nothing special about
dataframes, S does the same with any classed object. I.e.

class(b)<-"my"
cbind.my<-function(...)match.call()

cbind(a,b)

will dispatch cbind.my

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