[R] Masked from package

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Sep 25 17:19:14 CEST 2014

On Thu, 25 Sep 2014, MacQueen, Don wrote:

> And to answer the “What do I read ...?” question
>  help.search('masked’)
> returns quite a few things on my system, and the one you want is

Don, et al.:

   Further research led me to re-read the beginning of "Analyzing
Compositional Data with R" where the authors describe the masking as
analgous (my interpretation) to instatiating an object as in Python or
wxPython. With the package compositions, there are functions with the same
name as functions in other packages. The compositions package extends
functionality and implies that the parent functionality is inherited, not

   Perhaps this is the norm for all R packages.

Thanks very much to all,


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