[R] R (external ?) reference
hb at maths.lth.se
Sat Mar 1 02:56:02 CET 2003
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> From: r-help-admin at stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-admin at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Luke Tierney
> Sent: den 1 mars 2003 01:31
> To: Laurent Gautier
> Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] R (external ?) reference
> On Fri, 28 Feb 2003, Laurent Gautier wrote:
> > Dear List,
> > I found a documentation on the web that mentions things like 'R
> > references' (http://www.stat.uiowa.edu/~luke/R/simpleref.html).
> > However, I could not find the R_MakeReference and friends
> in R... Does
> > anyone knows more about that ?
> It's not as clear as it could be in that document but that
> part was just a proposal. It has not been implemented.
> Something at the pure R level along these lines can easily be
> implemented with environments; something a bit more
> sophisticated may eventually make it into the methods package.
For details on how environments can be used to implement/emulate
references using plain R code (as Luke suggest) see "Implementing
support for references in [R]"
(http://www.maths.lth.se/help/R/ImplementingReferences/). See especially
section 4.1 "Using an environment directly" and 4.2 "Encapsulating an
enviroment in a list or in an attribute", which points out the important
fact that you should wrap up your environment variable in a list to be
able to assign a (S3) class to it.
Lund University, Sweden
> Luke Tierney
> University of Iowa Phone: 319-335-3386
> Department of Statistics and Fax: 319-335-3017
> Actuarial Science
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> Iowa City, IA 52242 WWW: http://www.stat.uiowa.edu
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