as.hyperframe: Convert Data to Hyperframe

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as.hyperframeR Documentation

Convert Data to Hyperframe


Converts data from any suitable format into a hyperframe.


as.hyperframe(x, ...)

## Default S3 method:
as.hyperframe(x, ...)

## S3 method for class 'data.frame'
as.hyperframe(x, ..., stringsAsFactors=FALSE)

## S3 method for class 'hyperframe'
as.hyperframe(x, ...)

## S3 method for class 'listof'
as.hyperframe(x, ...)

## S3 method for class 'anylist'
as.hyperframe(x, ...)



Data in some other format.


Optional arguments passed to hyperframe.


Logical. If TRUE, any column of the data frame x that contains character strings will be converted to a factor. If FALSE, no such conversion will occur.


A hyperframe is like a data frame, except that its entries can be objects of any kind.

The generic function as.hyperframe converts any suitable kind of data into a hyperframe.

There are methods for the classes data.frame, listof, anylist and a default method, all of which convert data that is like a hyperframe into a hyperframe object. (The method for the class listof and anylist converts a list of objects, of arbitrary type, into a hyperframe with one column.) These methods do not discard any information.

There are also methods for other classes (see as.hyperframe.ppx) which extract the coordinates from a spatial dataset. These methods do discard some information.


An object of class "hyperframe" created by hyperframe.

Conversion of Strings to Factors

Note that as.hyperframe.default will convert a character vector to a factor. It behaves like

However does not convert strings to factors; it respects the structure of the data frame x.

The behaviour can be changed using the argument stringsAsFactors.



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See Also

hyperframe, as.hyperframe.ppx


   df <- data.frame(x=runif(4),y=letters[1:4])

   sims <- replicate(3, runifrect(10), simplify=FALSE)

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