Re: [Rd] Help for methods

From: hadley wickham <>
Date: Tue 19 Sep 2006 - 12:52:57 GMT

> You are supposed to do:
> ?summary.lm
> ?
> for S3 methods. The former works, the latter doesn't - which is
> probably considered a bug, but then the usage of some of the
> generics are probably considered obvious and fundamental enough
> that doesn't really behave in any substantially
> different way compared to what is said in ?summary and ?Summary .

Well, I know that, and you know that, but how is anyone supposed to figure it out? It means that you need to have a working knowledge of the S3 and S4 class systems before you can use the help to reliably get the documentation you need.

Hadley mailing list Received on Tue Sep 19 22:56:01 2006

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