# standardGeneric

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##### Formal Method System -- Dispatching S4 Methods

The function standardGeneric initiates dispatch of S4 methods: see the references and the documentation of the methods package. Usually, calls to this function are generated automatically and not explicitly by the programmer.

Keywords
programming
##### Usage
standardGeneric(f, fdef)
##### Arguments
f

The name of the generic.

fdef

The generic function definition. Never passed when defining a new generic.

##### Details

standardGeneric dispatches the method defined for a generic function named f, using the actual arguments in the frame from which it is called.

The argument fdef is inserted (automatically) when dispatching methods for a primitive function. If present, it must always be the function definition for the corresponding generic. Don't insert this argument by hand, as there is no validity checking and miss-specifying the function definition will cause certain failure.

For more, use the methods package, and see the documentation in GenericFunctions.

##### References

Chambers, John M. (2008) Software for Data Analysis: Programming with R Springer. (For the R version.)

Chambers, John M. (1998) Programming with Data Springer (For the original S4 version.)

##### Aliases
• standardGeneric
Documentation reproduced from package base, version 3.6.1, License: Part of R 3.6.1

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