combine {Biobase}R Documentation

Combine Data Into a Single Object.

Description

This generic function handles methods for combining or merging different Bioconductor data structures. It should, given an arbitrary number of arguments of the same class (possibly by inheritance), combine them into a single instance in a sensible way (your mileage may vary).

Usage

combine(x, y, ...)

Arguments

x One of the values.
y A second value.
... Any other objects of the same class as x and y.

Details

There are two basic combine strategies. One is an intersection strategy. The returned value should only have rows (or columns) that are found in all input data objects. The union strategy says that the return value will have all rows (or columns) found in any one of the input data objects (in which case some indication of what to use for missing values will need to be provided).

These functions and methods are currently under construction. Please let us know if there are features that you require.

Value

A single value of the same class as the most specific common ancestor (in class terms) of the input values. This will contain the appropriate combination of the data in the input values.

Author(s)

Biocore

See Also

merge


[Package Biobase version 1.8.0 Index]