namesDS {dsBase}R Documentation

Return the names of a list object

Description

Returns the names of a designated server-side list

Usage

namesDS(xname.transmit)

Arguments

xname.transmit

a character string specifying the name of the list.

Details

namesDS is an aggregate function called by ds.names. This function is similar to the native R function names but it does not subsume all functionality, for example, it only works to extract names that already exist, not to create new names for objects. The function is restricted to objects of type list, but this includes objects that have a primary class other than list but which return TRUE to the native R function is.list. As an example, this includes the multi-component object created by fitting a generalized linear model using ds.glmSLMA. The resultant object saved on each separate server is formally of double class "glm" and "ls" but responds TRUE to is.list(),

Value

namesDS returns to the client-side the names of a list object stored on the server-side.

Author(s)

Amadou Gaye, updated by Paul Burton 25/06/2020


[Package dsBase version 6.1.1 ]