recipe bioconductor-typeinfo

Optional Type Specification Prototype






A prototype for a mechanism for specifying the types of parameters and the return value for an R function. This is meta-information that can be used to generate stubs for servers and various interfaces to these functions. Additionally, the arguments in a call to a typed function can be validated using the type specifications. We allow types to be specified as either i) by class name using either inheritance - is(x, className), or strict instance of - class(x) %in% className, or ii) a dynamic test given as an R expression which is evaluated at run-time. More precise information and interesting tests can be done via ii), but it is harder to use this information as meta-data as it requires more effort to interpret it and it is of course run-time information. It is typically more meaningful.

package bioconductor-typeinfo

(downloads) docker_bioconductor-typeinfo


1.54.0-0, 1.52.0-0, 1.50.0-1, 1.50.0-0, 1.48.0-0

Required By


With an activated Bioconda channel (see 2. Set up channels), install with:

conda install bioconductor-typeinfo

and update with:

conda update bioconductor-typeinfo

or use the docker container:

docker pull<tag>

(see bioconductor-typeinfo/tags for valid values for <tag>)