save_data: Save a dataset

Description Usage Arguments Value Note Examples

View source: R/save_data.R

Description

Save a dataset

Usage

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save_data(dataset, path, type = ".rds", name = NULL)

Arguments

dataset

(list) One or more datasets of the structure returned by read_data(). Name of the dataset object will become the file name if name is not used.

path

(character) Path to the directory in which dataset will be written.

type

(character) Type of file to save the dataset as. Default is ".rds" but can also be ".csv". Note: metadata and validation_issues are lost when using ".csv".

name

(character) An optional argument for setting the saved file name (for .rds) if you'd like it to be different than dataset's object name.

Value

.rds

If type = ".rds", then an .rds representation of dataset is returned.

.csv

If type = ".csv", then an set of .csv files are written to a sub-directory of path named after the data package/product ID.

Note

Subsequent calls won't overwrite files or directories

Examples

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# Create directory for the data
mypath <- paste0(tempdir(), "/data")
dir.create(mypath)

# Save as .rds
save_data(ants_L1, mypath)
dir(mypath)

# Save as .rds with the name "mydata"
save_data(ants_L1, mypath, name = "mydata")
dir(mypath)

# Save as .csv
save_data(ants_L1, mypath, type = ".csv")
dir(mypath)

## Not run: 
# Save multiple datasets
ids <- c("edi.193.5", "edi.303.2", "edi.290.2")
datasets <- lapply(ids, read_data)
save_data(datasets, mypath)
dir(mypath)

## End(Not run)

# Clean up
unlink(mypath, recursive = TRUE)

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