The yaml_informant_incorporate() function operates much like the yaml_read_informant() function (reading a pointblank YAML file and generating an informant with all information in place). The key difference is that this function takes things a step further and incorporates aspects from the the target table (defined by table-prep formula that is required in the YAML file). The additional auto-invocation of incorporate() uses the default options of that function. As with yaml_read_informant() the informant is returned except, this time, it has been updated with the latest information from the target table.

yaml_informant_incorporate(filename, path = NULL)



The name of the YAML file that contains fields related to an informant.


An optional path to the YAML file (combined with filename).

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if (interactive()) { # Let's go through the process of # developing an informant with information # about the `small_table` dataset and then # move all that to a pointblank YAML # file; this will later be read in as a # new informant and the target data will # be incorporated into the info text # (in one step) with # `yaml_informant_incorporate()` # Now create a pointblank `informant` # object; the data will be referenced # in a `read_fn` (a requirement for # writing to YAML) informant <- create_informant( read_fn = ~small_table, label = "A simple example with the `small_table`." ) # Then, as with any `informant` object, we # can add information by using as many # `info_*()` functions as we want informant <- informant %>% info_columns( columns = vars(a), info = "In the range of 1 to 10. (SIMPLE)" ) %>% info_columns( columns = starts_with("date"), info = "Time-based values (e.g., `Sys.time()`)." ) %>% info_columns( columns = "date", info = "The date part of `date_time`. (CALC)" ) %>% info_section( section_name = "rows", row_count = "There are {row_count} rows available." ) %>% info_snippet( snippet_name = "row_count", fn = ~ . %>% nrow() ) %>% incorporate() # The informant can be written to a pointblank # YAML file with `yaml_write()` yaml_write( informant = informant, filename = "informant-small_table.yml" ) # The 'informant-small_table.yml' file # is available in the package through # `system.file()` yml_file <- system.file( "yaml", "informant-small_table.yml", package = "pointblank" ) # We can incorporate the data (which # is accessible through the `read_fn`) # into the info text through direct # use of the YAML file with # `yaml_informant_incorporate()` informant <- yaml_informant_incorporate(filename = yml_file) class(informant) # If it's desired to only create a new # informant with the information in place # (stopping short of processing), then the # `yaml_read_informant()` function will # be useful informant <- yaml_read_informant(filename = yml_file) class(informant) }