Re: [Rd] Which programming paradigm is the most used for make R packages?

From: Ricardo Rios <>
Date: Thu 04 Jan 2007 - 14:47:07 GMT

A programming paradigm is a paradigmatic style of programming (compare with a methodology, which is a paradigmatic style of doing software engineering). I think , the programming paradigm most used for make R packages is the functional programming , but I don't know this statistic. I need this information in my thesis.

On 1/3/07, Ross Boylan <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 11:46:16AM -0600, Ricardo Rios wrote:
> > Hi wizards, does somebody know Which programming paradigm is the most
> > used for make R packages ? Thanks in advance.
> >
> You need to explain what you mean by the question, for example what
> paradigms you have in mind.
> R is a functional language; as I've discovered, this means some
> standard OO programming approaches don't carry over too naturally. In
> particular, functions don't really "belong" to classes. R purists
> would probably want that to say class-based 00 programming doesn't
> fit, since R is function-based OO.
> There is a package that permits a more traditional ("class-based") OO
> style; I think it's called R.oo.
> Ross Boylan

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