getS3method {utils}R Documentation

Get An S3 Method

Description

Get a method for an S3 generic, possibly from a namespace.

Usage

getS3method(f, class, optional = FALSE)

Arguments

f character: name of the generic.
class character: name of the class.
optional logical: should failure to find the generic or a method be allowed?

Details

S3 methods may be hidden in packages with namespaces, and will not then be found by get: this function can retrieve such functions, primarily for debugging purposes.

Value

The function found, or NULL if no function is found and optional = TRUE.

See Also

methods, get

Examples

require(stats)
exists("predict.ppr") # false
getS3method("predict", "ppr")

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