[R] S4 vs S3. New Package

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Sat Nov 9 20:59:22 CET 2013

For my take on the issue see fortune("strait jacket").


     Rolf Turner

P. S.  I said that quite some time ago and I have seen nothing
in the intervening years to change my views.

     R. T.

On 11/10/13 04:22, daniel schnaider wrote:
> Hi,
> I am working on a new credit portfolio optimization package. My question is
> if it is more recommended to develop in S4 object oriented or S3.
> It would be more naturally to develop in object oriented paradigm, but
> there is many concerns regarding S4.
> 1) Performance of S4 could be an issue as a setter function, actually
> changes the whole object behind the scenes.
> 2) Documentation. It has been really hard to find examples in S4. Most
> books and articles consider straightforward S3 examples.

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