The lib_load function loads a data library into an environment. The environment used is associated with the library at the time it is created with the libname function. When the lib_load function is called, the data frames/tibbles will be loaded with <library>.<data set> syntax. Loading the data frames into the environment makes them easy to access and use in your program.

lib_load(x, filter = NULL)

Arguments

x

The data library to load.

filter

One or more quoted strings to use as filters for the data names to load into the workspace. For more than one filter string, pass them as a vector of strings. The filter string can be a full or partial name. If using a partial name, use a wild-card character (*) to identify the missing portion. The match will be case-insensitive.

Value

The loaded data library.

See also

lib_unload to unload the library.

Other lib: is.lib(), lib_add(), lib_copy(), lib_delete(), lib_info(), lib_path(), lib_remove(), lib_replace(), lib_size(), lib_sync(), lib_unload(), lib_write(), libname(), print.lib()

Examples

# Create temp directory
tmp <- tempdir()

# Save some data to temp directory for illustration purposes
saveRDS(iris, file.path(tmp, "iris.rds"))
saveRDS(ToothGrowth, file.path(tmp, "ToothGrowth.rds"))
saveRDS(PlantGrowth, file.path(tmp, "PlantGrowth.rds"))

# Create library
libname(dat, tmp)

# Load library into workspace
lib_load(dat)

# Examine workspace
ls()
# [1] "dat" "dat.iris" "dat.PlantGrowth" "dat.ToothGrowth" "tmp"

# Use some data
summary(dat.PlantGrowth)
summary(dat.ToothGrowth)

# Unload library
lib_unload(dat)

# Examine workspace again
ls()
# [1] "dat" "tmp"

# Clean up
lib_delete(dat)