[R] Vector docs
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sun May 30 13:41:28 CEST 2010
info at whywouldwe.com wrote:
> The docs for R are very practical, which is quite refreshing compared to
> other languages, however I can't find any details about all the things I
> can do with a vector. I'm expecting methods like vector.contains('foo')
> and vector.remove('foo'), maybe those methods don't exist but I'd love
> to find a page that details the ones that do.
> I'd also like to find some docs about foreach loops (unless there's a
> better way to iterate through a vector), I've only found mailing list posts.
There may be such a page somewhere, but it is probably incomplete. The
object model in R has methods owned by generics, not by classes. So
even if someone wrote a list of all methods that worked on vectors,
someone else could add a new one without modifying the vector class.
You can ask R what methods are currently visible, e.g.
but it won't show methods in unattached packages.
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