new_data_frame: Assemble attributes for data frame construction

View source: R/type-data-frame.R

new_data_frameR Documentation

Assemble attributes for data frame construction


new_data_frame() constructs a new data frame from an existing list. It is meant to be performant, and does not check the inputs for correctness in any way. It is only safe to use after a call to df_list(), which collects and validates the columns used to construct the data frame.


new_data_frame(x = list(), n = NULL, ..., class = NULL)



A named list of equal-length vectors. The lengths are not checked; it is responsibility of the caller to make sure they are equal.


Number of rows. If NULL, will be computed from the length of the first element of x.

..., class

Additional arguments for creating subclasses.

The following attributes have special behavior:

  • "names" is preferred if provided, overriding existing names in x.

  • "row.names" is preferred if provided, overriding both n and the size implied by x.

See Also

df_list() for a way to safely construct a data frame's underlying data structure from individual columns. This can be used to create a named list for further use by new_data_frame().


new_data_frame(list(x = 1:10, y = 10:1))

vctrs documentation built on Oct. 13, 2023, 1:05 a.m.