Re: [R] Overloading %*%

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 08:35:09 +0100

>>>>> "SpG" == Spencer Graves <> >>>>> on Sun, 16 Mar 2008 19:47:29 -0700 writes:

    SpG> Dear Martin: This is wonderful. Thank you very much.

    SpG>       It would be a great help if your suggestions
    SpG> could be added to "See Also" and "Examples" for
    SpG> "methods".

?methods has had for years

>> Note:
>> This scheme is called _S3_ (S version 3). For new projects, it is
>> recommended to use the more flexible and robust _S4_ scheme
>> provided in the 'methods' package. Functions can have both S3 and
>> S4 methods, and function 'showMethods' will list the S4 methods
>> (possibly none).

and so has a link to 'showMethods'. Since it seems that is overlooked, I'll add it to 'See also' as well.

Adding an example to 'Examples' is a bit more awkward, since it needs to load the methods package; but I'll add a "don't run" example.

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Mon 17 Mar 2008 - 07:39:35 GMT

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