type_sum: Provide a succinct summary of an object

Description Usage Arguments Lifecycle Examples

Description

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type_sum() gives a brief summary of object type. Objects that commonly occur in a data frame should return a string with four or less characters. For most inputs, the argument is forwarded to vctrs::vec_ptype_abbr().

obj_sum() also includes the size of the object if is_vector_s3() is TRUE.

Usage

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Arguments

x

an object to summarise. Generally only methods of atomic vectors and variants have been implemented.

Lifecycle

type_sum() is in the "questioning" stage, because vctrs::vec_ptype_abbr() provides essentially the same functionality based on a robust framework. The generic will remain available for a while. Users and implementers are encouraged to consider vctrs::vec_ptype_abbr() once it becomes stable.

Examples

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Example output

[1] "int [10]"
[1] "int [10 x 1]"
[1] "date [1]"
[1] "dttm [1]"
[1] "fn"

pillar documentation built on June 29, 2019, 5:02 p.m.