[Rd] override pmin/pmax for my own matrix

Michael Lawrence lawrence.michael at gene.com
Thu Dec 24 15:08:54 CET 2015

Yes, functions like c, min and max are special cases, as they are
primitives. For ordinary functions, you just need to promote them with
"..." as the signature:

setGeneric("pmax", signature="...")
setMethod("pmax", "Class", function(..., na.rm=FALSE) { })

One caveat is that all arguments passed via "..." must derive from the
class specified for "..." in the method signature. At some point we
should solve that by introducing a binary pmin2, pmax2 as we have for
cbind and rbind.

On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 5:54 AM, Da Zheng <zhengda1936 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to override pmin and pmax for my own matrix. These two
> functions have ... as an argument. I tried to override them as
> follows:
>     setMethod("pmax", class_name, function(x, ..., na.rm) { ... })
> I use this way to override primitive functions such as min/max and it
> works fine.
> But it doesn't work for pmin and pmax. I guess because they are
> regular functions?
> How do I override a regular function with ... as an argument?
> Thanks,
> Da
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