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  • vec_is_list() tests if x is considered a list in the vctrs sense. It returns TRUE if:

    • x is a bare list with no class.

    • x is a list explicitly inheriting from "list".

  • list_all_vectors() takes a list and returns TRUE if all elements of that list are vectors.

  • list_all_size() takes a list and returns TRUE if all elements of that list have the same size.

  • vec_check_list(), list_check_all_vectors(), and list_check_all_size() use the above functions, but throw a standardized and informative error if they return FALSE.

Usage

vec_is_list(x)

vec_check_list(x, ..., arg = caller_arg(x), call = caller_env())

list_all_vectors(x)

list_check_all_vectors(x, ..., arg = caller_arg(x), call = caller_env())

list_all_size(x, size)

list_check_all_size(x, size, ..., arg = caller_arg(x), call = caller_env())

Arguments

x

For vec_*() functions, an object. For list_*() functions, a list.

...

These dots are for future extensions and must be empty.

arg

An argument name as a string. This argument will be mentioned in error messages as the input that is at the origin of a problem.

call

The execution environment of a currently running function, e.g. caller_env(). The function will be mentioned in error messages as the source of the error. See the call argument of abort() for more information.

size

The size to check each element for.

Details

Notably, data frames and S3 record style classes like POSIXlt are not considered lists.

See also

Examples

vec_is_list(list())
#> [1] TRUE
vec_is_list(list_of(1))
#> [1] TRUE
vec_is_list(data.frame())
#> [1] FALSE

list_all_vectors(list(1, mtcars))
#> [1] TRUE
list_all_vectors(list(1, environment()))
#> [1] FALSE

list_all_size(list(1:2, 2:3), 2)
#> [1] TRUE
list_all_size(list(1:2, 2:4), 2)
#> [1] FALSE

# `list_`-prefixed functions assume a list:
try(list_all_vectors(environment()))
#> Error in list_all_vectors(environment()) : 
#>   `x` must be a list, not an environment.