Re: [Rd] WG: Formal methods are not loaded from NAMESPACE inreloadedworkspace image

From: Seth Falcon <>
Date: Fri 03 Nov 2006 - 14:44:51 GMT

"Pfaff, Bernhard Dr." <> writes:

> Sorry, to bother the list one more time: but the following worked at
> least for 'urca':
> in NAMESPACE I now included explicitly:
> import(methods)
> a fix of the 'urca'-package will be uploaded to CRAN on the weekend.
> Fritz, will this work for ypur package 'flexclust' too? I have in my
> DESCRIPTION imports: methods and in flexclust it is in depends: methods.
> However, both packages have not import(methods) in their NAMESPACE.
> Anyway, I wonder why 'import(methods)' is explicitly needed in
> NAMESPACE? Would a smart and bright soul be so kind and enlighten a
> flabbergasted one? :-) Many thanks!

Because 4 > 1.

I share your flabbergasted state. As I understand it, if you want to use methods, you might need to:

  1. Say so in .onLoad where you require(methods)
  2. Certainly Depends: methods
  3. As you found, in the NAMESPACE file it helps to import(methods)
  4. But then you also need to Import: methods

+ seth mailing list Received on Sat Nov 04 01:55:13 2006

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