array {arrow}R Documentation

Arrow Arrays

Description

An Array is an immutable data array with some logical type and some length. Most logical types are contained in the base Array class; there are also subclasses for DictionaryArray, ListArray, and StructArray.

Factory

The Array$create() factory method instantiates an Array and takes the following arguments:

Array$create() will return the appropriate subclass of Array, such as DictionaryArray when given an R factor.

To compose a DictionaryArray directly, call DictionaryArray$create(), which takes two arguments:

Usage

a <- Array$create(x)
length(a)

print(a)
a == a

Methods

Examples


my_array <- Array$create(1:10)
my_array$type
my_array$cast(int8())

# Check if value is null; zero-indexed
na_array <- Array$create(c(1:5, NA))
na_array$IsNull(0)
na_array$IsNull(5)
na_array$IsValid(5)
na_array$null_count

# zero-copy slicing; the offset of the new Array will be the same as the index passed to $Slice
new_array <- na_array$Slice(5)
new_array$offset

# Compare 2 arrays
na_array2 = na_array
na_array2 == na_array # element-wise comparison
na_array2$Equals(na_array) # overall comparison


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