[R] extracting pkg fcn info
rossini at blindglobe.net
Tue Jul 3 04:21:48 CEST 2001
An extension to what Natalie asked -- has anyone written an R function
to do something like:
which returns arguments, classes, and return statements?
>>>>> "TL" == Thomas Lumley <tlumley at u.washington.edu> writes:
TL> On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, Natalie Hawkins wrote:
>> I would like to learn what functions are available in a given R
>> package (say, the pkg sma) and what the arguments and return
>> value is for each of those functions.
>> Is there an R CMD available for that or a suggested method for
>> easily extracting that information?
TL> will give a listing of the functions (and perhaps other
TL> For a list of all the arguments and return values I would
TL> suggest the PDF manual pages for that package. These are all
TL> on CRAN or can be built from the latex help.
TL> You could get the arguments from library("somepackage")
TL> sapply(ls(pos=2),function(nm) args(get(nm))) but that wouldn't
TL> tell you want it meant.
TL> Thomas Lumley Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
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