[R] masking functions
claudio at unive.it
Mon Apr 29 16:41:50 CEST 2002
the problem arise since the original CircStats package (the Splus version)
distribute a version of eqscplot function without help and copyright
statement. That is why I have considered it as an internal function
from this package.
Now that, thanks to Prof. Ripley, I know where the function come from I
will erase the function from the next release of the package and include
MASS package in the required package.
On Mon, 29 Apr 2002 ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Alberto Murta wrote:
> > Dear all
> > I was writing some code that needed functions from packages 'MASS' and
> > 'CircStats', and I received a warning saying that the function
> > 'eqscplot' in one of the packages was masked by another 'eqscplot' from
> > the other package (in fact 'eqscplot' from 'CircStats' seems a short
> > version of 'eqscplot' from 'MASS'). This masking of functions may become
> > a serious problem as the number of packages in CRAN grows. Maybe an
> > alphabetical list of all function names from all packages in CRAN could
> > be made available in the web-page, so that in the future people could
> > avoid using names that already exist when submitting packages to CRAN.
> That would almost impossible to keep up to date. Note that masking is
> only a problem if packages are used together.
> I really see no reason for CircStats to include an old version of my code
> without attribution, though, espcially with the help message
> eqscplot should not be called by the users.
> and suggest it be removed.
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