vec_recycle: Vector recycling

View source: R/recycle.R

vec_recycleR Documentation

Vector recycling


vec_recycle(x, size) recycles a single vector to a given size. vec_recycle_common(...) recycles multiple vectors to their common size. All functions obey the vctrs recycling rules, and will throw an error if recycling is not possible. See vec_size() for the precise definition of size.


vec_recycle(x, size, ..., x_arg = "", call = caller_env())

vec_recycle_common(..., .size = NULL, .arg = "", .call = caller_env())



A vector to recycle.


Desired output size.


Depending on the function used:

  • For vec_recycle_common(), vectors to recycle.

  • For vec_recycle(), these dots should be empty.


Argument name for x. These are used in error messages to inform the user about which argument has an incompatible size.

call, .call

The execution environment of a currently running function, e.g. caller_env(). The function will be mentioned in error messages as the source of the error. See the call argument of abort() for more information.


Desired output size. If omitted, will use the common size from vec_size_common().


An argument name as a string. This argument will be mentioned in error messages as the input that is at the origin of a problem.


  • vec_slice()


# Inputs with 1 observation are recycled
vec_recycle_common(1:5, 5)
vec_recycle_common(integer(), 5)
## Not run: 
vec_recycle_common(1:5, 1:2)

## End(Not run)

# Data frames and matrices are recycled along their rows
vec_recycle_common(data.frame(x = 1), 1:5)
vec_recycle_common(array(1:2, c(1, 2)), 1:5)
vec_recycle_common(array(1:3, c(1, 3, 1)), 1:5)

vctrs documentation built on May 29, 2024, 11:39 a.m.