DOLLAR.Class: Makes the fields and methods of an Class accessible via the...

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Makes the fields and methods of an Class accessible via the $ operator. This method is never called explicitly, but through an indirect usage of the $ operator, e.g. obj$name or obj$getValue().

  1. This method will first search for a get<Name>() method, e.g. if name has the value "age", a getAge() will be looked for. If such a method exists it will be called with the Class as the first and only argument, e.g. getAge(this). A get<Name>() is only looked for if <name> is not a private field. A private field is a name beginning with a . (period). The rational for this naming convention is to be consistent with how ls() works, which will not list such members by default.

  2. If no such method exists, first then, this method will look a field in the Class can has the name name.

  3. If such neither exists, a method with name name will be searched for and returned.

  4. If no fields or methods are found at all, NULL is returned.


  ## S3 method for class 'Class'
  ## S3 method for class 'Class'
this[[name, exact=TRUE]]



The name of the field or method to be accessed.


Not used.


Returns the value of a field or a method (function). If no such field or method exists, NULL is returned.


Henrik Bengtsson

See Also

For more information see Class.


## Not run: For a complete example see help(Class).

R.oo documentation built on Aug. 26, 2020, 5:13 p.m.