[R] "non-visible" functions in return to methods()

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Mon Nov 29 16:19:21 CET 2004

You mean something like ?methods, which says:


     An object of class '"MethodsFunction"', a character vector of
     function names with an '"info"' attribute. There is a 'print'
     method which marks with an asterisk any methods which are not
     visible: such functions can be examined by 'getS3method' or



> From: steve houghton
> Please point me to the documentation explaining why some of 
> the functions 
> returned
> by calling methods() are marked as "non-visible" and whether 
> there is indeed 
> no way of
> viewing the R code of such functions
> thanks
> Steve
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