defRead: Read external csv data set definitions

View source: R/define_data.R

defReadR Documentation

Read external csv data set definitions

Description

Read external csv data set definitions

Usage

defRead(filen, id = "id")

Arguments

filen

String file name, including full path. Must be a csv file.

id

string that includes name of id field. Defaults to "id"

Value

A data.table with data set definitions

See Also

[distributions]

Examples

# Create temporary external "csv" file

test1 <- c(
  "varname,formula,variance,dist,link",
  "nr,7, 0,nonrandom,identity",
  "x1,.4, 0,binary,identity",
  "y1,nr + x1 * 2,8,normal,identity",
  "y2,nr - 0.2 * x1,0,poisson, log"
)

tfcsv <- tempfile()
writeLines(test1, tfcsv)

# Read external csv file stored in file "tfcsv"

defs <- defRead(tfcsv, id = "myID")
defs

unlink(tfcsv)

# Generate data based on external definition

genData(5, defs)

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