[Rd] S3 methods for cbind/rbind

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 22:16:14 CEST 2006

Actually you can add your own method.  See


for an example.

On 9/27/06, Vincent Goulet <vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca> wrote:
> I created a type of object similar to a data frame. In some circumstances, It
> needs special methods for "[" and "[<-" and rbind() (but not cbind()). Then I
> found this in the cbind()/rbind() man page:
>     The method dispatching is _not_ done via 'UseMethod()', but by
>     C-internal dispatching. Therefore, there is no need for, e.g.,
>     'rbind.default'.
> This seems to imply I cannot add my own method. Is there 1) a workaround to
> and 2) a rationale for this? (Other than creating a generic Rbind() or
> whatever, that is.)
> I'm using S3 methods.
> Thanks in advance!
> --
>  Vincent Goulet, Associate Professor
>  École d'actuariat
>  Université Laval, Québec
>  Vincent.Goulet at act.ulaval.ca   http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca
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