View First/Last/Random n Elements/Rows of an Object

Description

View the first or last or random n elements or rows of an object. Components of lists will be subset using iterative calls to view.

Usage

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view(obj, n=5, last=FALSE, random=FALSE, print.console=TRUE, ...)

Arguments

obj

object to view.

n

first (default)/last/random n elements/rows of obj to view.

last

logical: if TRUE, last n elements/rows of obj are displayed.

random

logical: if TRUE, n random elements/rows (without replacement) of obj are displayed.

print.console

logical: if TRUE, print the results to the console (default).
The results are also returned invisibly should the user wish to assign the output to an object.

...

additional arguments (e.g., replace=TRUE if specifying random=TRUE).

Value

Invisibly returns the results of the call to view.

Note

If random=TRUE, random sampling will take place before the last operator is applied.

Author(s)

Rowan Haigh, Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nanaimo BC

See Also

Generic functions head and tail exist in the package utils.

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