Re: [R] list of S3-methods

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Wed 14 Jul 2004 - 22:02:53 EST

>>>>> "UweL" == Uwe Ligges <ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de> >>>>> on Wed, 14 Jul 2004 11:25:20 +0200 writes:

    UweL> Meinhard Ploner wrote:
>> how can I get a list of all S3-methods (of a package)
>> such that I know which functions to include in the
>> S3method() in the NAMESPACE-file? Maybe separated by
>> generic=T/F.
>>
>> thx Meinhard Ploner Vienna

    UweL> Since one you does not register S3 methods (except for
    UweL> the Namespace file), you cannot get such a list very
    UweL> easily.  You might want to look for function names
    UweL> with a dot in it and then look whether the second part
    UweL> of that name corresponds to a class.

yes; and for this you can re-use some of the code the current methods() function has. It *is* doing a very related thing:

Looking for all S3 methods belonging to a given class or to a given generic.

Martin Maechler



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