[BioC] how to check the parameters of the function ShortRead:::.freqSequences?
mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 18:34:38 CEST 2012
Sorry, I didn't realize that your post was split between the subject
and the body.
It seemed to me that you just sent out a statement of fact (no
documentation) which made it look like you wanted someone to document
this for you.
I didn't realize the real question was embedded in the subject line.
Apologies for the oversight on my part,
On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM, Steve Lianoglou
<mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM, wang peter <wng.peter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> i tried
>> Error in help(ShortRead:::.freqSequences) :
>> 'topic' should be a name, length-one character vector or reserved word
>> No documentation for ‘.freqSequences’ in specified packages and libraries:
>> you could try ‘??.freqSequences’
>> nothing found
> ... and none is required.
> Note that the author(s) of ShortRead are not making this function
> available for general consumption -- it is a helper function for them.
> If it were available for you to use, it would be loaded in your
> workspace when you call `library(ShortRead)`. This is why you have to
> fish the function out of the ShortRead package with `:::` in order to
> get a handle on it.
> Also, in general, you'll find that people prefix function names (vars,
> etc.) with a "." when they don't really want people to call it
> So, to recap: you can use it at your own risk, but you shouldn't
> expect someone to support you in doing so.
> That having been said, .freqSequences is only a ~ 6 line function, so
> you should be able to grok it pretty easily ...
> Steve Lianoglou
> Graduate Student: Computational Systems Biology
> | Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
> | Weill Medical College of Cornell University
> Contact Info: http://cbio.mskcc.org/~lianos/contact
Graduate Student: Computational Systems Biology
| Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
| Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Contact Info: http://cbio.mskcc.org/~lianos/contact
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