[R] names.data.frame?

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Nov 4 17:36:30 CET 2021

" Running `methods(names)` lists quite a few methods, ..."

Depending on what packages you have loaded of course.


On Thu, Nov 4, 2021 at 7:43 AM Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com>

> On 04/11/2021 10:38 a.m., Jorgen Harmse via R-help wrote:
> > Can someone please explain what Leonard Mada is trying to do? As far as
> I know, names is not generic and there is no names.data.frame because it’s
> not needed. (A data.frame seems to be just a named list with some extra
> functionality that depends on every element being a vector with the same
> length and some overloading of list functions to ensure that that is always
> true.) The other answers confused me more.
> According to the help page, names() is a generic function.  Running
> `methods(names)` lists quite a few methods, but you're right, there's no
> names.data.frame because it's not needed, the default method is fine.
> Duncan Murdoch
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