[R] extracting pkg fcn info
rossini at blindglobe.net
Tue Jul 3 14:21:49 CEST 2001
>>>>> "BDR" == Brian D Ripley <Prof> writes:
BDR> On 2 Jul 2001, A.J. Rossini wrote:
>> An extension to what Natalie asked -- has anyone written an R
>> function to do something like:
>> which returns arguments, classes, and return statements?
BDR> The last may well depend on the inputs, and for generic
BDR> functions just about anything will depend on the inputs.
That's true, and in some contexts, it would be nice to see it all.
(I.e. a list of potentially returned objects).
BDR> I don't see this as of much use apart from chacking
BDR> documentation, and codoc does have code to extract the
BDR> arguments from the help and the function.
Actually, it is of incredible use in OOP. Just not the form that R
(or XLispStat) uses.
A.J. Rossini Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
U. of Washington Biostatistics rossini at u.washington.edu
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