[R] Code completion

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Feb 17 15:05:31 CET 2001

On 17 Feb 2001, A.J. Rossini wrote:

> >>>>> "JT" == Jason Turner <jasont at indigoindustrial.co.nz> writes:
>     JT> ESS does provide command completion.  It's not sophisticated
>     JT> enough (as far as I can tell) to provide context-specific
>     JT> completion.
> One issue here is (for ESS) is the mechanism for discovery.  Duncan,
> Brian, et al, is there anyway to "discover" arguments in R, like you
> can do for methods in Java/Python, etc?  (I'm thinking there was, but
> can't seem to recall the exact function name, args()?)

args() indeed, *but* R functions are polymorphic in the sense that
different methods can take different argument sequences, so often
you discover `x, ...' for the generic.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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