R-alpha: R 0.5

Paul Gilbert (pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca)
Tue, 14 May 1996 16:23:37 -0400

Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 16:23:37 -0400
From: pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca (Paul Gilbert)
To: R-testers@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: R-alpha: R 0.5
Message-Id: <96May14.161051edt.29443@mailgate.bank-banque-canada.ca>

The compile and installed of R 0.5 under Solaris went very smoothly.
I'm using X11R6 so there don't seem to be graphics problems. I
source()d lots of code (about 17000 line) and there don't seem to be
any more syntax differences between R and S left in my code. But when I
start running things there are some problems.

Using functions appended below I get the following error which I cannot
seem to isolate. Also, if I put browser() or cat() into the function
"tframe<-.default" they seem to have no affect.

>  tspvector <- ts(1:100, start=c(1981,3), frequency=4)
>  data <- matrix(rnorm(300),100,3)
>  tframe(data) <- tframe(tspvector)   
Error in tframe<-(c(-2.134976, 0.7320667, -0.9144324, 0.6790059, 1.806068, -0.9620563,  : unused argument to function

Also, noted in passing, though I haven't yet assessed the importance:

print.default() has slightly different arguments than the S version.

ts() assigns a class of "tsp" to objects, which is logical but
different. The danger is that the object may have another class which
it looses. (The tframe code which gives me the error above is intended,
among other things, to avoid this problem.)

I tend to think of S/R functions as verbs so there is no problem with
license() returning the licence, even in the provinces. (Of course,
licence would be more correct en provence, unless you worry also about
what it means instead of just how it's spelled.)

Paul Gilbert


tframe <-function(x)UseMethod("tframe", x)

tframe.default <-function(x)
{#extract the tframe
 if (is.tframed(x)) tf <- attr(x, "tframe")
   {if (is.ts(x)) tf <- tsp(x)
     {if (is.matrix(x)) tf <-c(1, dim(x)[1], 1)
      else tf <- c(1, length(x), 1)
    class(tf) <- c("tsp", "tframe")

"tframe<-" <-function(x, tf)  UseMethod("tframe<-", x, tf)

"tframe<-.default" <-function(x,tf)
{# check if tf is consistent with x and then assign the tframe attr
 #  tf should have a main class of "tframe"
   {attr(x, "tframe") <- NULL
 if (!is.tframe(tf))
   {if( is.null(tf$start) & is.null(tf$end) )
       stop("tf must be of class tframe or a list of arguments for ts().")
    attr(x, "tframe") <- NULL  # in case this is reassignment of a tframed x
    tf <- tframe(do.call("ts", append(list(rep(NA,periods(x))),tf)))
 if (!is.consistent.tframe(tf,x))
    stop("time frame in tframe assignment is not consistent with data.")
 attr(x, "tframe") <- tf 

 # clean out other possibly contradictory time info:
 tsp(x) <-NULL
 if (inherits(x,"rts") | inherits(x,"cts") | inherits(x,"its")) class(x) <- NULL
 attr(x, "tspar") <- NULL
 if (!is.null(dimnames(x))) 
   {nm <- vector("list", length(dimnames(x)))
    nm[[2]] <- dimnames(x)[[2]]
    dimnames(x) <- nm

is.tframed <-function(x) inherits(attr(x, "tframe"), "tframe")

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