methods v3.4.0

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
Classes_Details Class Definitions
Documentation Using and Creating On-line Documentation for Classes and
MethodsList-class Class MethodsList, Defunct Representation of Methods
MethodsList MethodsList Objects
canCoerce Can an Object be Coerced to a Certain S4 Class?
cbind2 Combine two Objects by Columns or Rows
languageEl Elements of Language Objects
LocalReferenceClasses Localized Objects based on Reference Classes
removeMethod Remove a Method
representation Construct a Representation or a Prototype for a Class Definition
setMethod Create and Save a Method
setOldClass Register Old-Style (S3) Classes and Inheritance
substituteDirect SubstituteDirect
testInheritedMethods
Methods_for_S3 Methods For S3 and S4 Dispatch
callNextMethod Call an Inherited Method
StructureClasses Classes Corresponding to Basic Structures
TraceClasses Classes Used Internally to Control Tracing
classesToAM
dotsMethods The Use of
is Is an Object from a Class?
isSealedMethod Check for a Sealed Method or Class
nonStructure-class A non-structure S4 Class for basic types
promptClass Generate a Shell for Documentation of a Formal Class
EmptyMethodsList-class Internal Class representing Empty Methods List
environment-class Class
ObjectsWithPackage-class A Vector of Object Names, with associated Package Names
RClassUtils Utilities for Managing Class Definitions
className
classRepresentation-class Class Objects
genericFunction-class Generic Function Objects
getClass Get Class Definition
promptMethods Generate a Shell for Documentation of Formal Methods
ReferenceClasses Objects With Fields Treated by Reference (OOP-style)
methods-package
new Generate an Object from a Class
selectSuperClasses Super Classes (of Specific Kinds) of a Class
setAs Methods for Coercing an Object to a Class
slot The Slots in an Object from a Formal Class
envRefClass-class Class
language-class Classes to Represent Unevaluated Language Objects
LinearMethodsList-class Class "LinearMethodsList"
MethodDefinition-class Classes to Represent Method Definitions
MethodSupport Additional (Support) Functions for Methods
RMethodUtils Method Utilities
S3Part S4 Classes that Contain S3 Classes
findMethods Description of the Methods Defined for a Generic Function
GenericFunctions Tools for Managing Generic Functions
Introduction Basic use of S4 Methods and Classes
fixPre1.8 Fix Objects Saved from R Versions Previous to 1.8
getMethod Get or Test for the Definition of a Method
getPackageName The Name associated with a Given Package
setClass Create a Class Definition
setClassUnion Classes Defined as the Union of Other Classes
makeClassRepresentation Create a Class Definition
MethodWithNext-class Class MethodWithNext
Methods S4 Class Documentation
as Force an Object to Belong to a Class
show Show an Object
validObject Test the Validity of an Object
.BasicFunsList List of Builtin and Special Functions
callGeneric Call the Current Generic Function from a Method
inheritedSlotNames Names of Slots Inherited From a Super Class
initialize-methods Methods to Initialize New Objects from a Class
method.skeleton Create a Skeleton File for a New Method
methodUtilities Utility Functions for Methods and S-Plus Compatibility
setGeneric Create a Generic Version of a Function
setGroupGeneric Create a Group Generic Version of a Function
setIs Specify a Superclass Explicitly
setLoadActions
BasicClasses Classes Corresponding to Basic Data Types
Classes S4 Class Documentation
Methods_Details General Information on Methods
Methods_for_Nongenerics Methods for Non-Generic Functions in Other Packages
S4groupGeneric S4 Group Generic Functions
SClassExtension-class Class to Represent Inheritance (Extension) Relations
evalSource
hasArg Look for an Argument in the Call
implicitGeneric Manage Implicit Versions of Generic Functions
findClass Find Class Definitions
methods-defunct Defunct Functions in Package
methods-deprecated Deprecated Functions in Package
showMethods Show all the methods for the specified function(s) or class
signature-class Class
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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 3.4.0
NeedsCompilation yes
suggests codetools
imports stats , utils
Contributors R team

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