[Rd] classed

Paul Gilbert pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 10:31:26 -0400

For a long time now I've been using a function:

classed <- function (x, cls)
    class(x) <- cls

as a utility at the end other functions to set the class of an object and return
the object. I've  noticed examples where others have been doing a similar thing
and I think it would be a useful addition to R base (unless there is already
something there to do this - it wouldn't be the first time I've missed
something). The function is useful not so much because it saves a line of code
in other functions, but because I think it encourages a cleaner, easier to read

Paul Gilbert

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