[R] extracting pkg fcn info

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Tue Jul 3 04:12:24 CEST 2001

On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, Natalie Hawkins wrote:

> I would like to learn what functions are available in a given R package
> (say, the pkg sma) and
> what the arguments and return value is for each of those functions.
> Is there an R CMD available for that or a suggested method for easily
> extracting
> that information?


will give a listing of the functions (and perhaps other information).

For a list of all the arguments and return values I would suggest the PDF
manual pages for that package. These are all on CRAN or can be built from
the latex help.

You could get the arguments from
 sapply(ls(pos=2),function(nm) args(get(nm)))
but that wouldn't tell you want it meant.


Thomas Lumley			Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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