[Rd] reorder [stats] and reorder.factor [lattice]

Kjetil Brinchmann Halvorsen kjetil at acelerate.com
Fri Aug 27 17:48:31 CEST 2004

Deepayan Sarkar wrote:

>It was recently pointed out on the lists that the S-PLUS Trellis suite has
>a function called reorder.factor that's useful in getting useful ordering
>of factors for graphs. I happily went ahead and implemented it, but it
>turns out that R (not S-PLUS) has a generic called reorder (with a method
>for "dendrogram"). Naturally, this causes R to think I'm defining a
>method for "factor", and gives a warning during check because of
>mismatching argument names.
>Any suggestions as to what I should do? Retaining S compatibility doesn't
>seem to be an option. I could make a reorder method for "factor" (which
>sounds like a good option to me), or rename it to something like
Make a reorder method for factor, which would be usefull also outside
lattice, so could be in stats

Kjetil halvorsen

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