ds.rbind {dsBaseClient}R Documentation

Combines R objects by rows in the server-side

Description

It takes a sequence of vector, matrix or data-frame arguments and combines them by rows to produce a matrix.

Usage

ds.rbind(
  x = NULL,
  DataSHIELD.checks = FALSE,
  force.colnames = NULL,
  newobj = NULL,
  datasources = NULL,
  notify.of.progress = FALSE
)

Arguments

x

a character vector with the name of the objects to be combined.

DataSHIELD.checks

logical, if TRUE checks that all input objects exist and are of an appropriate class.

force.colnames

can be NULL or a vector of characters that specifies column names of the output object.

newobj

a character string that provides the name for the output variable that is stored on the data servers. Defaults rbind.newobj.

datasources

a list of DSConnection-class objects obtained after login. If the datasources argument is not specified the default set of connections will be used: see datashield.connections_default.

notify.of.progress

specifies if console output should be produced to indicate progress. Default FALSE.

Details

A sequence of vector, matrix or data-frame arguments is combined by rows to produce a matrix on the server-side.

In DataSHIELD.checks the checks are relatively slow. Default DataSHIELD.checks value is FALSE.

If force.colnames is NULL column names are inferred from the names or column names of the first object specified in the x argument. The vector of column names must have the same number of elements as the columns in the output object.

Server functions called: rbindDS.

Value

ds.rbind returns a matrix combining the rows of the R objects specified in the function which is written to the server-side. It also returns two messages to the client-side with the name of newobj that has been created in each data source and DataSHIELD.checks result.

Author(s)

DataSHIELD Development Team

Examples


## Not run: 
  ## Version 6, for version 5 see the Wiki 
  
  # Connecting to the Opal servers

  require('DSI')
  require('DSOpal')
  require('dsBaseClient')

  builder <- DSI::newDSLoginBuilder()
  builder$append(server = "study1", 
                 url = "http://192.168.56.100:8080/", 
                 user = "administrator", password = "datashield_test&", 
                 table = "CNSIM.CNSIM1", driver = "OpalDriver")
  builder$append(server = "study2", 
                 url = "http://192.168.56.100:8080/", 
                 user = "administrator", password = "datashield_test&", 
                 table = "CNSIM.CNSIM2", driver = "OpalDriver")
  builder$append(server = "study3",
                 url = "http://192.168.56.100:8080/", 
                 user = "administrator", password = "datashield_test&", 
                 table = "CNSIM.CNSIM3", driver = "OpalDriver")
  logindata <- builder$build()

  # Log onto the remote Opal training servers
  connections <- DSI::datashield.login(logins = logindata, assign = TRUE, symbol = "D") 

  #Combining R objects by rows 
   
                   
  ds.rbind(x = "D", #data frames in the server-side to be conbined 
                    #(see above the connection to the Opal servers) 
           DataSHIELD.checks = FALSE,
           force.colnames = NULL,
           newobj = "D.rbind", # name for the output object that is stored in the data servers
           datasources = connections, # All Opal servers are used 
                                      #(see above the connection to the Opal servers)
           notify.of.progress = FALSE)
           
  # Clear the Datashield R sessions and logout  
  datashield.logout(connections) 
  
## End(Not run)


[Package dsBaseClient version 6.1.1 ]