[Rd] Methods package is now attached by default

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 20 10:41:02 2003

On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, Torsten Hothorn wrote:

> I think Brian is right with altering UseMethod() in a way taking care of
> what class() tells us.

We have agreed to do that.

> I can fix the code for ipred. The only problem is making it work for both
> R-1.6.2  AND  R-devel :-)


  attr(x, "class") <- data.class(x)

*but* please don't fix anything until we decide what 1.7.0 is going to do.
That's despite my having fixed MASS but that is part of the R-devel 
checking process.

(Incidentally, we need to ensure that 1.7.0 acts consistently with and 
without methods loaded, so code like this may still be needed.)

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