proquint_conversion: Convert to and from proquints

Description Usage Arguments Details


Convert to and from proquints.


int_to_proquint(x, use_cache = TRUE)

proquint_to_int(p, as = "numeric", use_cache = TRUE)

proquint_word_to_int(w, use_cache = TRUE, validate = TRUE)

int_to_proquint_word(i, use_cache = TRUE, validate = TRUE)



An integer (or integer-like) value to convert to a proquint


Because there are relatively few combinations per word, and because constructing short strings is relatively expensive in R, it may be useful to cache all 65536 possible words. If TRUE then the first time that this function is used all words will be cached and the results used - the first time may take up to ~1/4 of a second and subsequent calls will be much faster. The identifiers selected will not change with this option (i.e., given a particular random seed, changing this option will not affect the identifiers randomly selected).


A character vector representing a proquint


The target data type for conversion from proquint. The options are integer, numeric and bignum. The first two will overflow given sufficiently large input - this will throw an error (overflow is at .Machine$integer.max and 2 / .Machine$double.eps - 1 for integer and numeric respectively). For bignum this will return a list of bignum elements even if p is of length 1.


A proquint word (five letter string)


Validate the range of inputs? Because these functions are used internally, they can skip input validation. You can too if you promise to pass sanitised input in. If out-of-range values are passed in and validation is disabled the behaviour is undefined and subject to change.


An integer representing a single proquint word (in the range 0:65535)


These functions try to be type safe and predictable about what they will and will not return.

For proquint_to_int, because numeric overflow is a possibility, it is important to consider whether a proquint can be meaninfully translated into an integer or a numeric and the functions will throw an error rather than failing in a more insidious way (promoting the type or returning NA).

proquint_word_to_int always retuns an integer vector of the same length as the input.

Missing values are allowed; a missing integer representation of a proquint will translate as NA_character_ and a missing proquint will translate as NA_integer_ (if as = "integer"), NA_real_, if as = "numeric" or as NULL (if as = "bignum").

Names are always discarded. Future versions may gain an argument named with a default of FALSE, but that setting to TRUE would preseve names. Let me know if this would be useful.

ids documentation built on May 2, 2019, 2:08 a.m.