[Rd] S3 methods for cbind/rbind

From: Vincent Goulet <vincent.goulet_at_act.ulaval.ca>
Date: Wed 27 Sep 2006 - 20:02:43 GMT

I created a type of object similar to a data frame. In some circumstances, It needs special methods for "[" and "[<-" and rbind() (but not cbind()). Then I found this in the cbind()/rbind() man page:

     The method dispatching is _not_ done via 'UseMethod()', but by
     C-internal dispatching. Therefore, there is no need for, e.g.,

This seems to imply I cannot add my own method. Is there 1) a workaround to and 2) a rationale for this? (Other than creating a generic Rbind() or whatever, that is.)

I'm using S3 methods.

Thanks in advance!

  Vincent Goulet, Associate Professor
  École d'actuariat
  Université Laval, Québec 
  Vincent.Goulet_at_act.ulaval.ca   http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca

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