Classes of Objects

  • Margot Tollefson
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Abstract

In R, objects belong to classes as well as modes and types. Classes tell something about how an object is structured. S3 and S4 differ with regard to classes. In S3, there are specific classes into which an R objects falls. In S4, the user defines a class for an S4 object. Classes in S3 are called informal classes, whereas classes in S4 are called formal classes. This chapter covers only S3 classes.

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© Margot Tollefson 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margot Tollefson
    • 1
  1. 1.IAUS

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