Create vectors

The atomic vector constructors are equivalent to c() but:

  • They allow you to be more explicit about the output type. Implicit coercions (e.g. from integer to logical) follow the rules described in vector-coercion.

  • They use tidy dots and thus support splicing with !!!.





chr(..., .encoding = NULL)




Components of the new vector. Bare lists and explicitly spliced lists are spliced.


If non-null, passed to set_chr_encoding() to add an encoding mark. This is only declarative, no encoding conversion is performed.

Life cycle

  • Automatic splicing is soft-deprecated and will trigger a warning in a future version. Please splice explicitly with !!!.

  • vector-construction
  • lgl
  • int
  • dbl
  • cpl
  • chr
  • bytes
  • ll
library(rlang) # NOT RUN { # These constructors are like a typed version of c(): c(TRUE, FALSE) lgl(TRUE, FALSE) # They follow a restricted set of coercion rules: int(TRUE, FALSE, 20) # Lists can be spliced: dbl(10, !!! list(1, 2L), TRUE) # They splice names a bit differently than c(). The latter # automatically composes inner and outer names: c(a = c(A = 10), b = c(B = 20, C = 30)) # On the other hand, rlang's ctors use the inner names and issue a # warning to inform the user that the outer names are ignored: dbl(a = c(A = 10), b = c(B = 20, C = 30)) dbl(a = c(1, 2)) # As an exception, it is allowed to provide an outer name when the # inner vector is an unnamed scalar atomic: dbl(a = 1) # Spliced lists behave the same way: dbl(!!! list(a = 1)) dbl(!!! list(a = c(A = 1))) # bytes() accepts integerish inputs bytes(1:10) bytes(0x01, 0xff, c(0x03, 0x05), list(10, 20, 30L)) # }
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