[R-pkg-devel] extending a few functions from another package

Mark van der Loo mark.vanderloo at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 17:34:33 CEST 2015

Implanting is indeed a dirty trick. You could contact the maintainers of
geoR and ask if your code can be added to the package. Or perhaps they can
export some of the functionality you need.


Op vr 28 aug. 2015 om 16:58 schreef Facundo Muñoz <famuvie at gmail.com>:

> Dear list,
> I have built a package geoRcb (https://github.com/famuvie/geoRcb) which
> is an extension of package geoR.
> It provides some very specific additional functionality, in the form of
> new arguments for only 3 functions from geoR.
> It also has some original complementary functions, but otherwise keeps
> most of geoR untouched.
> To avoid forking the whole geoR package (and duplicating the vast
> majority of the code), I only packaged the modified (or original)
> functions. However, since these functions make use of some other
> internal functions, I used the dirty trick of *implanting* the modified
> functions within the geoR namespace
> (https://github.com/famuvie/geoRcb/blob/master/R/geoRcb.R)
> I understand that modifying another package's namespace is very bad.
> But I don't see how to proceed correctly in this case without forking
> the whole package.
> Thanks for your suggestions.
>         ƒacu.-
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