rmDS {dsBase}R Documentation

rmDS an aggregate function called by ds.rm


deletes an R object on the serverside





the names of the objects to be deleted converted into transmissable form, a comma seperated list of character string. The argument is specified via the <x.names> argument of ds.rm


this is a serverside function based on the rm() function in native R. It is an aggregate function which may be surprising because it modifies an object on the serverside, and would therefore be expected to be an assign function. However, as an assign function the last step in running it would be to write the modified object as newobj. But this would fail because the effect of the function is to delete the object and so it would be impossible to write it anywhere.


the specified object is deleted from the serverside. If this is successful the message "Object <x.names> successfully deleted" is returned to the clientside (where x.names are the names of the object to be deleted). If the objects to be deleted is already absent on a given source, that source will return the message: "Object to be deleted, i.e. <x.names>, does not exist so does not need deleting".


Paul Burton for DataSHIELD Development Team

[Package dsBase version 6.3.0 ]