Re: [Rd] One for the wish list - var.default etc

From: Greg Snow <Greg.Snow_at_intermountainmail.org>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 10:51:16 -0600


The vcov function in package stats is already a generic, could you write your methods for vcov rather than for var?

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> [mailto:r-devel-bounces_at_r-project.org] On Behalf Of S Ellison
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> Subject: [Rd] One for the wish list - var.default etc
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> I was working on a permutation-like variant of the bootstrap
> for smaller samples, and wanted to be able to get summary
> stats of my estimator conveniently. mean() is OK as its a
> generic, so a mean.oddboot function gets used automatically.
> But var, sd and others are not originally written as generic;
> they have to be explicitly masked by a package or new declaration.
>
> It would have been nice if stats::var was a generic to make
> it more easily extensible... one for the wish list?
>
> Steve Ellison
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