[Rd] Advice on Namespaces

From: Bert Gunter <gunter.berton_at_gene.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:11:28 -0700


Hi Folks:

I'm writing a little package that may not ever hit CRAN or even be distributed beyond a relatively narrow audience at my company. Nevertheless, I have tried to adhere to practices that would work if it were. With that in mind, I have read the Writing R Extensions Manual (and my humble kudos to its writers, as it has successfully guided even an ignoramus like myself ) and Luke Tierney's R Newsletter documentation on Namespaces. However, it is still not clear to me (see above ignoramus comment!) what functions -- and especially which S3 methods whose generics I define in my package -- should be exported and which should not. Perusing other packages also didn't reveal any clear patterns from which I could infer best practice.

So may I ask for advice or any references that would provide such guidelines. Feel free to keep replies private if this query in not appropriate for this list. Many thanks.

Cheers,
Bert

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