R/create_observation.R

Defines functions create_observation

Documented in create_observation

#' Create the observation table
#'
#' @param L0_flat (tbl_df, tbl, data.frame) The fully joined source L0 dataset, in "flat" format (see details).
#' @param observation_id (character) Column in \code{L0_flat} containing the identifier assigned to each unique observation.
#' @param event_id (character) An optional column in \code{L0_flat} containing the identifier assigned to each unique sampling event.
#' @param package_id (character) Column in \code{L0_flat} containing the identifier of the derived L1 dataset.
#' @param location_id (character) Column in \code{L0_flat} containing the identifier assigned to each unique location at the observation level.
#' @param datetime (character) Column in \code{L0_flat} containing the date, and if applicable time, of the observation following the ISO-8601 standard format (e.g. YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss).
#' @param taxon_id (character) Column in \code{L0_flat} containing the identifier assigned to each unique organism at the observation level.
#' @param variable_name (character) Column in \code{L0_flat} containing the names of variables measured.
#' @param value (character) Column in \code{L0_flat} containing the values of \code{variable_name}.
#' @param unit (character) An optional column in \code{L0_flat} containing the units of \code{variable_name}.
#' 
#' @details This function collects specified columns from \code{L0_flat} and returns distinct rows.
#' 
#' "flat" format refers to the fully joined source L0 dataset in "wide" form with the exception of the core observation variables, which are in "long" form (i.e. using the variable_name, value, unit columns of the observation table). This "flat" format is the "widest" an L1 ecocomDP dataset can be consistently spread due to the frequent occurrence of L0 source datasets with > 1 core observation variable.
#'
#' @return (tbl_df, tbl, data.frame) The observation table.
#' 
#' @export
#'
#' @examples
#' flat <- ants_L0_flat
#' 
#' observation <- create_observation(
#'   L0_flat = flat, 
#'   observation_id = "observation_id", 
#'   event_id = "event_id", 
#'   package_id = "package_id",
#'   location_id = "location_id", 
#'   datetime = "datetime", 
#'   taxon_id = "taxon_id", 
#'   variable_name = "variable_name",
#'   value = "value",
#'   unit = "unit")
#' 
#' observation
#' 
create_observation <- function(L0_flat, 
                               observation_id,
                               event_id = NULL, 
                               package_id,
                               location_id, 
                               datetime,
                               taxon_id,
                               variable_name,
                               value,
                               unit = NULL) {
  
  validate_arguments(fun.name = "create_observation", fun.args = as.list(environment()))
  # Get cols
  cols_to_gather <- c(observation_id, event_id, package_id, location_id, datetime, taxon_id, variable_name, value, unit)
  res <- L0_flat %>%
    dplyr::select(all_of(cols_to_gather)) %>%
    dplyr::mutate(value = as.numeric(value)) %>% 
    dplyr::arrange(variable_name, observation_id)
  # add missing cols
  if (is.null(event_id)) {
    res$event_id <- NA_character_
  }
  if (is.null(unit)) {
    res$unit <- NA_character_
  }
  # reorder
  res <- res %>%
    dplyr::select(observation_id, event_id, package_id, location_id, datetime, taxon_id, variable_name, value, unit)
  # coerce classes
  res <- coerce_table_classes(res, "observation", class(L0_flat))
  return(res)
}

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