Element Merging

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Description

Merges an object by the names of its elements. Inserting elements in value into x that do not exists in x and replacing elements in x that exists in value with value elements if protect is false.

Usage

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consolidate(x, value, protect, ...)
## Default S3 method:
consolidate(x, value, protect=FALSE, ...)

consolidate(x, protect, ...) <- value

Arguments

x

named list or vector

value

named list or vector

protect

logical; should elements in x be kept instead of elements in value?

...

currently does nothing; included if ever want to make generic.

Author(s)

Charles Dupont

See Also

names

Examples

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x <- 1:5
names(x) <- LETTERS[x]

y <- 6:10
names(y) <- LETTERS[y-2]

x                  # c(A=1,B=2,C=3,D=4,E=5)
y                  # c(D=6,E=7,F=8,G=9,H=10)

consolidate(x, y)      # c(A=1,B=2,C=3,D=6,E=7,F=8,G=9,H=10)
consolidate(x, y, protect=TRUE)      # c(A=1,B=2,C=3,D=4,E=5,F=8,G=9,H=10)

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