Dictionary: Key-Value Storage

DictionaryR Documentation

Key-Value Storage

Description

A key-value store for R6::R6 objects. On retrieval of an object, the following applies:

  • If the object is a R6ClassGenerator, it is initialized with new().

  • If the object is a function, it is called and must return an instance of a R6::R6 object.

  • If the object is an instance of a R6 class, it is returned as-is.

Default argument required for construction can be stored alongside their constructors by passing them to $add().

S3 methods

  • as.data.table(d)
    Dictionary -> data.table::data.table()
    Converts the dictionary to a data.table::data.table().

Public fields

items

(environment())
Stores the items of the dictionary

Methods

Public methods


Method new()

Construct a new Dictionary.

Usage
Dictionary$new()

Method format()

Format object as simple string.

Usage
Dictionary$format()

Method print()

Print object.

Usage
Dictionary$print()

Method keys()

Returns all keys which comply to the regular expression pattern. If pattern is NULL (default), all keys are returned.

Usage
Dictionary$keys(pattern = NULL)
Arguments
pattern

(character(1)).

Returns

character() of keys.


Method has()

Returns a logical vector with TRUE at its i-th position if the i-th key exists.

Usage
Dictionary$has(keys)
Arguments
keys

(character()).

Returns

logical().


Method get()

Retrieves object with key key from the dictionary. Additional arguments must be named and are passed to the constructor of the stored object.

Usage
Dictionary$get(key, ...)
Arguments
key

(character(1)).

...

(any)
Passed down to constructor.

Returns

Object with corresponding key.


Method mget()

Returns objects with keys keys in a list named with keys. Additional arguments must be named and are passed to the constructors of the stored objects.

Usage
Dictionary$mget(keys, ...)
Arguments
keys

(character()).

...

(any)
Passed down to constructor.

Returns

Named list() of objects with corresponding keys.


Method add()

Adds object value to the dictionary with key key, potentially overwriting a previously stored item. Additional arguments in ... must be named and are passed as default arguments to value during construction. The names of all additional arguments which are mandatory for construction and missing in ... should be listed in required_args.

Usage
Dictionary$add(key, value, ..., required_args = character())
Arguments
key

(character(1)).

value

(any).

...

(any)
Passed down to constructor.

required_args

(character()).

Returns

Dictionary.


Method remove()

Removes objects with from the dictionary.

Usage
Dictionary$remove(keys)
Arguments
keys

(character())
Keys of objects to remove.

Returns

Dictionary.


Method required_args()

Returns the names of arguments required to construct the object.

Usage
Dictionary$required_args(key)
Arguments
key

(character(1))
Key of object to query for required arguments.

Returns

character() of names of required arguments.


Method clone()

The objects of this class are cloneable with this method.

Usage
Dictionary$clone(deep = FALSE)
Arguments
deep

Whether to make a deep clone.

Examples

library(R6)
item1 = R6Class("Item", public = list(x = 1))
item2 = R6Class("Item", public = list(x = 2))
d = Dictionary$new()
d$add("a", item1)
d$add("b", item2)
d$add("c", item1$new())
d$keys()
d$get("a")
d$mget(c("a", "b"))

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