[Bioc-devel] Candidates for BiocGenerics

Hervé Pagès hpages at fhcrc.org
Thu Mar 1 19:20:45 CET 2012

Hi Benilton, Sean,

On 03/01/2012 08:18 AM, Sean Davis wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 7:57 AM, Benilton Carvalho
> <beniltoncarvalho at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm implementing a few things in oligo and I wonder if it'd make sense to have
>> boxplot/coef/image/ncol/residuals
>> defined in BiocGenerics?
>> If it's only me using them, I'm happy to have everything in oligo.
>> Thoughts?
> It seems that if someone is proposing a generic for functionality
> already in base R, that generic is by definition a good candidate for
> inclusion in BiocGenerics.

I agree.

> Are there downsides to having this be a
> criterion for inclusion?

Not that I know of.

I'll add boxplot, coef, image, ncol and residuals to BiocGenerics today.
I'll also add nrow, NROW, NCOL and dim, which are all interconnected
with ncol.


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