[R] interactively getting alist of functions for a given package?

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Jun 23 15:46:57 CEST 2021

?ls  and note the "pattern" argument.


ls("package:base", pat =".*set.*")

Bert Gunter

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On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 5:38 AM Greg Minshall <minshall using umich.edu> wrote:

> hi.
> at the R prompt, i often hit, e.g., "data.table::<TAB>", to try to find
> a routine in a give package.
> however, some packages have a *lot* of functions (i'm looking at *you*,
> ggplot2...), so if i know the routine name starts with, e.g., "set", i
> can filter the returned list of routines by typing
> "data.table::set<TAB>" to get a list of completions.
> but, what if i know the name *contains*, but doesn't start with, "set"?
> is there an obvious way to find this?  something like the unix-y
> : ls /bin | grep -i "set"
> ?
> cheers, Greg
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