Re: [Rd] DESCRIPTION file and Rd examples

From: Thomas Lumley <>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:55:11 +1200

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM, Dario Strbenac <> wrote:
> It turns out what I needed was IRanges in the Imports: field. I assumed that require(GenomicRanges) at the top of my function would, as a result of loading GenomicRanges, implicitly already know about all the IRanges classes, because GenomicRanges itself depends on them.

If GenomicRanges just imports IRanges (rather than using library()/require()) then the IRanges functions won't be exported to your package. This is a Good Thing -- you only get the function redefinitions you ask for, rather than everything in the dependency tree.


Thomas Lumley
Professor of Biostatistics
University of Auckland

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