df_ptype2() and df_cast() are the two functions you need to call from vec_ptype2() and vec_cast() methods for data frame subclasses. See ?howto-faq-coercion-data-frame. Their main job is to determine the common type of two data frames, adding and coercing columns as needed, or throwing an incompatible type error when the columns are not compatible.

df_ptype2(x, y, ..., x_arg = "", y_arg = "")

df_cast(x, to, ..., x_arg = "", to_arg = "")

tib_ptype2(x, y, ..., x_arg = "", y_arg = "")

tib_cast(x, to, ..., x_arg = "", to_arg = "")

Arguments

x, y, to

Subclasses of data frame.

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If you call df_ptype2() or df_cast() from a vec_ptype2() or vec_cast() method, you must forward the dots passed to your method on to df_ptype2() or df_cast().

x_arg

Argument names for x and y. These are used in error messages to inform the user about the locations of incompatible types (see stop_incompatible_type()).

y_arg

Argument names for x and y. These are used in error messages to inform the user about the locations of incompatible types (see stop_incompatible_type()).

to_arg

Argument names for x and to. These are used in error messages to inform the user about the locations of incompatible types (see stop_incompatible_type()).

Value

  • When x and y are not compatible, an error of class vctrs_error_incompatible_type is thrown.

  • When x and y are compatible, df_ptype2() returns the common type as a bare data frame. tib_ptype2() returns the common type as a bare tibble.