[Rd] documented but missing from the code (PR#1054)

Paul Gilbert pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 16:43:15 -0400

BDR>Until very recently this was true for objects in zzz.R. One example in dse
BDR>is scale.default, which is not in the code and is in the documentation
BDR>(incorrectly). Generated objects are (correctly) marked as not in the code.

I take this to mean that if I do

  if(!exists(zzz)) zzz <- whatever

then any documentation for zzz will generate the warning.
I do this, but I think there may be a bug in addition.

BDR>R-devel does not have a projected release date, and is not the next version
BDR>planned (1.3.1 on August 31).  I'd guess its release is several months off.

Ok, thanks.  I mis-interpreted something in a previous post.

BDR>BTW, is it you who is responsible for the scale generic in R?
BDR>dse has
BDR>      scale <- function(x, ..., scale = TRUE) UseMethod("scale")
BDR>as R did,

As R still does I believe. I don't recall being responsible for this, but I vaguely
recall being involved in a discussion and I believe I changed my generic to match
R's. My original scale generic pre-dates Splus 3.4 and scale was not generic in Splus
3.3 (nor in R in the previous millennium).


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