[R] Basic question about: <<- and method start with dot.

Hadley Wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 13:35:38 CEST 2012

>> What is the special meaning for the method name start with a dot?
> It means nothing in particular, except that such objects don't show up in ls() by default. The _intention_ is usually that the function is only to be used internally and not for end-user use.

But these days, if you're writing a package, you're better off using namespaces.


RStudio / Rice University

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