[R] Classes implemented in R and packages

José Ernesto Jardim ernesto at ipimar.pt
Fri Sep 28 17:46:21 CEST 2001

Ok, thanks.


Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

>On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, [ISO-8859-1] José Ernesto Jardim wrote:
>>I'm writing some functions and I want to use some classes and related
>>ploting methods.
>>I want to know if there is a list of classes implemented in R and R
>>packages. I want to be shure that I'm not going to implement a class
>>with the same name as in other package.
>That's impossible to know: there is not even a list of all R packages, and
>the contents of those on CRAN changes a few hundred times a year.
>It is not even possible to find the list of classes used by a single
>package, as the class names can be generated dynamically by R code.
>I suggest that if you call your class JoseErnestoJardim.foo you are
>likely to be safe.  Well, that's overkill, but use a long descriptive
>name to minimize the risk.

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