Replace Parts of a LOBO Object

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Description

The [[<- method works for all oce objects, i.e. objects inheriting from oce-class. The purpose, as with the related extraction method, [[, is to insulate users from the internal details of oce objects, by looking for items within the various storage slots of the object. Items not actually stored can also be replaced, including units and data-quality flags.

Usage

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## S4 replacement method for signature 'lobo'
x[[i, j]] <- value

Arguments

x

An lobo object, i.e. inheriting from lobo-class

i

The item to replace.

j

Optional additional information on the i item.

value

The value to be placed into x, somewhere.

...

Optional additional information (ignored).

Details

As with [[ method, the procedure works in steps.

First, the metadata slot of x is checked to see whether it contains something named with i. If so, then the named item is replaced with value.

Otherwise, if the string value of i ends in Unit, then the characters preceding that are taken as the name of a variable, and the metadata slot of x is updated to store that unit, e.g.

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    x[["temperatureUnits"]] <- list(unit=expression(degree*F),scale="")

Similarly, if i ends in Flag, then quality-control flags are set up as defined by result, e.g.

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    x[["temperatureFlags"]] <- c(2,4,2,2)

Otherwise, a partial string match is sought among the names of items in the data slot of x. (This is done with pmatch.) The first item found (if any) is then updated to hold the value result.

If none of these conditions is met, a warning is issued.

See Also

Other functions that replace parts of oce objects: [[<-,adp-method, [[<-,amsr-method, [[<-,argo-method, [[<-,bremen-method, [[<-,cm-method, [[<-,coastline-method, [[<-,ctd-method, [[<-,echosounder-method, [[<-,g1sst-method, [[<-,gps-method, [[<-,lisst-method, [[<-,met-method, [[<-,oce-method, [[<-,odf-method, [[<-,rsk-method, [[<-,sealevel-method, [[<-,section-method, [[<-,tidem-method, [[<-,topo-method, [[<-,windrose-method

Other things related to lobo data: [[,lobo-method, as.lobo, lobo-class, lobo, plot,lobo-method, subset,lobo-method, summary,lobo-method

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