Annotated class

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Description

The virtual class Annotated is used to standardize the storage of metadata with a subclass.

Details

The Annotated class supports the storage of global metadata in a subclass. This is done through the metadata slot that stores a list object.

Accessors

In the following code snippets, x is an Annotated object.

metadata(x), metadata(x) <- value: Get or set the list holding arbitrary R objects as annotations. May be, and often is, empty.

Author(s)

P. Aboyoun

See Also

The Vector class, which extends Annotated directly.

Examples

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showClass("Annotated")  # shows (some of) the known subclasses

## If the IRanges package was not already loaded, this will show
## more subclasses:
library(IRanges)
showClass("Annotated")