Re: [Rd] S4 assignment \alias and \usage

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 16:18:30 +0200

>>>>> "PaulG" == Paul Gilbert <>
>>>>> on Wed, 30 May 2007 09:27:14 -0400 writes:

    PaulG> What is the Rd file alias and usage syntax for an S4 assignment method?     PaulG> I have been trying variations on

    PaulG> \alias{TSdoc<-,default-method}

Do you really have a class called "default" ????

Using "<func>.default" is an S3 concept which in S4 is replaced by defining methods for "ANY".

In Matrix, we have


and that works fine
-- though we don't have a \usage{.} there, since this really is in Matrix-class.Rd

Martin Maechler

    PaulG> \usage{
    PaulG> \S4method{TSdoc}{default}(x) <- value

    PaulG> but so far I have not got it right according to various codoc, etc, checks.

    PaulG> Paul Gilbert mailing list Received on Wed 30 May 2007 - 14:20:46 GMT

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