Re: [Rd] Help for methods

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

> You are supposed to do:
>
> ?summary.lm
> ?summary.data.frame
>
> 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 summary.data.frame 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



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