[R-pkg-devel] apparent S3 methods exported but not registered

Brian G. Peterson brian at braverock.com
Thu Mar 1 18:36:08 CET 2018

... bumping this in the hopes that someone has an answer ...

On Fri, 2018-01-26 at 10:35 -0600, Brian G. Peterson wrote:
> I'm preparing a new release of PerformanceAnalytics, and as usual
> this brings the host of CRAN checks.
> I get this note:
> * checking S3 generic/method consistency ... NOTE
> Found the following apparent S3 methods exported but not registered:
>   mean.LCL mean.UCL mean.geometric mean.stderr
> See section 'Registering S3 methods' in the 'Writing R Extensions'
> manual.
> these are not S3 methods for 'mean', but rather helper functions that
> do other things related to means.
> These functions have been in the package for over a decade, are used
> in
> coursework at a number of universities, and we assume are in user
> code.
>  So it seems that changing them would be disruptive.
> Now, all that said, what to do about it?
> We could register them as S3method{} , and I think calling them
> explicitly will still work, though this seems inelegant.
> I can't find any way to tell R that these *aren't* S3 methods ...
> Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
> Regards,
> Brian

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