[R] Stumped on methods

Roger D. Peng rpeng at jhsph.edu
Fri Jul 16 14:22:10 CEST 2004

If a method is hidden in a namespace, use getAnywhere(print.whatever) 
to see the code.


Jim Lemon wrote:
> I have been trying to write a "proper" print method for a package, and have 
> almost gotten what I want. From a reading of the relevant section in R 
> Extensions and the introduction to methods, I've stuck the whole business 
> into a character object and used:
> NextMethod("print")
> However, instead of not printing quotes and displaying the usual 
> representation of the string, I get the whole string, newlines and all, in 
> quotes. My attempt to shamelessly copy someone else's print method 
> was foiled as most of them don't display when one types the function name. I 
> presume this is a feature of namespaces.
> Needless to say, searching the archives for "print & method" retrieved a 
> cornucopia of useless information. I wonder if anyone would be kind enough to 
> inform me where to look for the proper incantation? Thanks.
> RedHat EL3 L:inux
> R-1.9.1
> Last.Drink - Aurora Expresso
> Jim
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