Re: [R] R Style Guide -- Was Post-hoc tests in MASS using glm.nb

From: Joshua Wiley <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 16:45:09 -0700

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 4:33 PM, Rolf Turner <> wrote:
> On 19/05/11 10:26, wrote:
> <SNIP>
>> Most of [the Google style guide's] advice is very good (meaning I agree
>> with it!) but some is a bit too much (for example, the blanket advice never
>> to use S4 classes and methods - that's just resisting progress, in my view).
> <SNIP>
> I must respectfully disagree with this view, and concur heartily with the
> style guide. S4 classes and methods are a ball-and-chain that one has to drag along.

Perhaps, but people say that about the package documentation requirements too. As effortful as they may be at times, the advantages of formal classes seem worth at least not entirely dismissing.


Josh mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Wed 18 May 2011 - 23:49:13 GMT

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