[R] Is there a tool to find unused functions?
alex at chaotic-neutral.de
Wed Nov 15 13:25:18 CET 2017
Thanks, that helps! The visualization is very messy, because I have
about 100 functions, but foodweb() returns a matrix of which function
calls which, and the functions callers.of("myfunc") and
callees.of("myfunc") do exactly what I was looking for.
On 11/15/2017 10:44 AM, Michael Hannon wrote:
> mvbutils::foodweb produces a graphical display of the hierarchy (or
> network or ...) of function calls. Isolated functions are not called.
> This might help you.
> -- Mike
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 12:44 AM, Alexander Engelhardt
> <alex at chaotic-neutral.de> wrote:
>> I've inherited a large R codebase which has grown over a few years and a few
>> different developers.
>> It contains many things I'd like to delete:
>> - Unused functions
>> - Variable definitions that are never called
>> - Unreachable code
>> I'd write that myself, it would even be fun, but I don't want to reinvent
>> the wheel.
>> Is there an R package that can find these things?
>> I've heard of lintr, but I'm not sure if it's the right tool, since,
>> unfortunately, the code is in a folder (not a package) with many R files
>> that are sourced from one master file and lintr can only check a single file
>> or an actual package, from what I understand. A workaround of course would
>> be to concatenate all files into one R script.
>> I'd appreciate any hints on how to best solve this.
>> Thanks in advance,
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