[R] list of S3-methods

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Jul 14 12:47:41 CEST 2004

Meinhard Ploner wrote:

>> Meinhard Ploner wrote:
>>> how can I get a list of all S3-methods (of a package)
>>> such that I know which functions to include in the S3method()
>>> in the NAMESPACE-file?
>>> Maybe separated by generic=T/F.
>>> thx
>>> Meinhard Ploner
>>> Vienna
>> Since one you does not register S3 methods (except for the Namespace 
>> file), you cannot get such a list very easily.
>> You might want to look for function names with a dot in it and then 
>> look whether the second part of that name corresponds to a class.
>> Uwe Ligges
> Thank you.
> Usually users "register" S3-methods prior to make libraries or
> is this possible only for S4 classes?
> Meinhard Ploner

Yes. S3 method dispatchj is solely based on the naming conventions.


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