Re: ts and defaults

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Subject: Re: ts and defaults
From: Prof Brian D Ripley (ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk)
Date: Sat 07 Aug 1999 - 06:10:58 EST


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On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> >The plan is to separate the the default methods from the
> >ts class methods. We do not consider that S compatibility applies
> >to class ts, which S does not have.
>
> The other part of the problem is that the function name ts() has already been
> appropriated as the constructor for the default, so you can't use ts() as the
> constructor for your "ts" class. Ditto for is.ts, as.ts, etc.

Or to put it another way, as I said before, ts() in R is incompatible
with ts() in S, and the name has already been taken for the constructor
of the R ts class. (In case you still do not get it, there is already
an R ts class.) Do you want us to change ts in R not to be the constructor
of the ts class, and thereby `break a lot of user code' in R?

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