ds.class {dsBaseClient}R Documentation

Class of the R object in the server-side

Description

Retrieves the class of an R object. This function is similar to the R function class.

Usage

ds.class(x = NULL, datasources = NULL)

Arguments

x

a character string providing the name of the input R object.

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.

Details

Same as the native R function class.

Server function called: class

Value

ds.class returns the type of the R object.

Author(s)

DataSHIELD Development Team

See Also

ds.exists to verify if an object is defined (exists) on the server-side.

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") 

  # Getting the class of the R objects stored in the server-side
  ds.class(x = "D", #whole dataset
           datasources = connections[1]) #only the first server ("study1") is used

  ds.class(x = "D$LAB_TSC", #select a variable
           datasources = connections[1]) #only the first server ("study1") is used
           
  # Clear the Datashield R sessions and logout
  datashield.logout(connections) 

## End(Not run)

[Package dsBaseClient version 6.1.1 ]