check.control.class: Ensure that the class of the control list is one of those...

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check.control.classR Documentation

Ensure that the class of the control list is one of those that can be used by the calling function


This function converts an ordinary list into a control list (if needed) and checks that the control list passed is appropriate for the function to be controlled.


  OKnames = as.character(ult(sys.calls(), 2)[[1L]]),
  myname = as.character(ult(sys.calls(), 2)[[1L]]),
  control = get("control", pos = parent.frame())



List of control function names which are acceptable.


Name of the calling function (used in the error message).


The control list or a list to be converted to a control list using control.myname(). Defaults to the control variable in the calling function. See Details for detailed behavior.


check.control.class() performs the check by looking up the class of the control argument (defaulting to the control variable in the calling function) and checking if it matches a list of acceptable given by OKnames.

Before performing any checks, the control argument (including the default) will be converted to a control list by calling as.control.list() on it with the first element of OKnames to construct the control function.

If control is missing, it will be assumed that the user wants to modify it in place, and a variable with that name in the parent environment will be overwritten.


A valid control list for the function in which it is to be used. If control argument is missing, it will also overwrite the variable control in the calling environment with it.


In earlier versions, OKnames and myname were autodetected. This capability has been deprecated and results in a warning issued once per session. They now need to be set explicitly.

See Also

set.control.class(), print.control.list(), as.control.list()

statnet.common documentation built on Sept. 8, 2022, 5:08 p.m.