Re: [R] accessing source code in R packages

From: Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw_at_merck.com>
Date: Thu 22 Sep 2005 - 11:48:00 EST


R is open source. You can download the source code from CRAN.

If you mean at the R prompt, usually you see the code for a function by typing the name of the function at the R prompt, without parentheses. `Usually' because some methods are delibrately `hidden' from users, and should only be accessed through their generics. There are still ways to get around that.

However, the code you get at the R prompt is not the _source_, as it does not contain any original comments. You need to go to the source I refer to above.

Andy

> From: ritesh@pdx.edu
>
> Hi,
>
> I am new the R world and would like to know how can I access
> source codes of
> standard functions in R?
>
> Thanks,
> Ritesh.
>
> ______________________________________________
> R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
> PLEASE do read the posting guide!
> http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>
>
>



R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html Received on Thu Sep 22 11:53:08 2005

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Sun 23 Oct 2005 - 17:36:48 EST