methods v3.3.3

Formal Methods and Classes

Formally defined methods and classes for R objects, plus other programming tools, as described in the reference.

Functions in methods

Name Description
canCoerce Can an Object be Coerced to a Certain S4 Class?
callGeneric Call the Current Generic Function from a Method
className
classRepresentation-class Class Objects
cbind2 Combine two Objects by Columns or Rows
Classes_Details Class Definitions
as Force an Object to Belong to a Class
BasicClasses Classes Corresponding to Basic Data Types
classesToAM
Classes S4 Class Documentation
genericFunction-class Generic Function Objects
GenericFunctions Tools for Managing Generic Functions
Documentation Using and Creating On-line Documentation for Classes and
EmptyMethodsList-class Internal Class representing Empty Methods List
findMethods Description of the Methods Defined for a Generic Function
environment-class Class
dotsMethods The Use of
evalSource
findClass Find Class Definitions
fixPre1.8 Fix Objects Saved from R Versions Previous to 1.8
getClass Get Class Definition
isSealedMethod Check for a Sealed Method or Class
implicitGeneric Manage Implicit Versions of Generic Functions
initialize-methods Methods to Initialize New Objects from a Class
getMethod Get or Test for the Definition of a Method
Introduction Basic use of S4 Methods and Classes
inheritedSlotNames Names of Slots Inherited From a Super Class
getPackageName The Name associated with a Given Package
is Is an Object from a Class?
hasArg Look for an Argument in the Call
Methods_for_Nongenerics Methods for Non-Generic Functions in Other Packages
Methods_for_S3 Methods For S3 and S4 Dispatch
language-class Classes to Represent Unevaluated Language Objects
method.skeleton Create a Skeleton File for a New Method
languageEl Elements of Language Objects
LocalReferenceClasses Localized Objects based on Reference Classes
MethodDefinition-class Classes to Represent Method Definitions
methods-defunct Defunct Functions in Package
LinearMethodsList-class Class "LinearMethodsList"
Methods_Details General Information on Methods
methodUtilities Utility Functions for Methods and S-Plus Compatibility
MethodSupport Additional (Support) Functions for Methods
new Generate an Object from a Class
MethodsList MethodsList Objects
MethodWithNext-class Class MethodWithNext
methods-deprecated Deprecated Functions in Package
Methods S4 Class Documentation
MethodsList-class Class MethodsList, Defunct Representation of Methods
callNextMethod Call an Inherited Method
methods-package
nonStructure-class A non-structure S4 Class for basic types
RClassUtils Utilities for Managing Class Definitions
removeMethod Remove a Method
promptMethods Generate a Shell for Documentation of Formal Methods
ReferenceClasses Objects With Fields Treated by Reference (OOP-style)
representation Construct a Representation or a Prototype for a Class Definition
S3Part S4 Classes that Contain S3 Classes
ObjectsWithPackage-class A Vector of Object Names, with associated Package Names
promptClass Generate a Shell for Documentation of a Formal Class
RMethodUtils Method Utilities
setGroupGeneric Create a Group Generic Version of a Function
selectSuperClasses Super Classes (of Specific Kinds) of a Class
setIs Specify a Superclass Explicitly
setClass Create a Class Definition
setAs Methods for Coercing an Object to a Class
setGeneric Create a Generic Version of a Function
S4groupGeneric S4 Group Generic Functions
SClassExtension-class Class to Represent Inheritance (Extension) Relations
setLoadActions
setClassUnion Classes Defined as the Union of Other Classes
slot The Slots in an Object from a Formal Class
makeClassRepresentation Create a Class Definition
show Show an Object
showMethods Show all the methods for the specified function(s) or class
setOldClass Register Old-Style (S3) Classes and Inheritance
envRefClass-class Class
StructureClasses Classes Corresponding to Basic Structures
substituteDirect SubstituteDirect
setMethod Create and Save a Method
signature-class Class
.BasicFunsList List of Builtin and Special Functions
TraceClasses Classes Used Internally to Control Tracing
validObject Test the Validity of an Object
testInheritedMethods
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Details

Priority base
References John M. Chambers (2008) ``Software for Data Analysis: Programming with R''; Springer NY.
License Part of R 3.3.3
NeedsCompilation yes
suggests codetools
imports stats , utils
Contributors R team

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