# is.function

##### Is an Object of Type (Primitive) Function?

Checks whether its argument is a (primitive) function.

- Keywords
- programming

##### Usage

```
is.function(x)
is.primitive(x)
```

##### Arguments

- x
- an R object.

##### Details

`is.primitive(x)`

tests if `x`

is a primitive function
(either a `"builtin"`

or `"special"`

as described for
`typeof`

)? It is a primitive function.

##### Value

`TRUE`

if `x`

is a (primitive) function, and `FALSE`

otherwise.
##### Examples

`library(base)`

```
is.function(1) # FALSE
is.function(is.primitive) # TRUE: it is a function, but ..
is.primitive(is.primitive) # FALSE:it's not a primitive one, whereas
is.primitive(is.function) # TRUE: that one *is*
```

*Documentation reproduced from package base, version 3.1.3, License: Part of R 3.1.3*

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