[Rd] Style question

Hadley Wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Fri May 30 16:06:35 CEST 2014

> Even more important than choosing between whatever(...)
> or foo::whatever(...), you should import that function
> from the foo package by putting
>   importFrom(foo, whatever)
> or
>   import(foo)
> in your NAMESPACE file.
> The 1st form also kind of document what function comes from what
> package.
> Note that you'll also need to have foo in the Depends or Imports field
> of your DESCRIPTION file. Which field is appropriate depends on whether
> or not you want foo to show up in the user's search path when s/he loads
> your package with 'library(yourpackage)'.

Except that if you do foo::whatever() you don't need to explicitly
import the function.



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