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#' operates substantially faster.
#'
#' Column names and types in the output will appear in the order in which
-#' they were encountered. No checking is performed to ensure that each column
-#' is of consistent type in the inputs.
+#' they were encountered.
+#'
+#' Unordered factor columns will have their levels unified and
+#' character data bound with factors will be converted to
+#' character. POSIXct data will be converted to be in the same time
+#' zone. Array and matrix columns must have identical dimensions after
+#' the row count. Aside from these there are no general checks that
+#' each column is of consistent data type.
#'
#' @param ... input data frames to row bind together. The first argument can
#' be a list of data frames, in which case all other arguments are ignored.
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@@ -22,9 +22,15 @@ columns that are not present in all inputs, accepts a list
of data frames, and operates substantially faster.
Column names and types in the output will appear in the
-order in which they were encountered. No checking is
-performed to ensure that each column is of consistent type
-in the inputs.
+order in which they were encountered.
+
+Unordered factor columns will have their levels unified and
+character data bound with factors will be converted to
+character. POSIXct data will be converted to be in the same
+time zone. Array and matrix columns must have identical
+dimensions after the row count. Aside from these there are
+no general checks that each column is of consistent data
+type.
}
\examples{
rbind.fill(mtcars[c("mpg", "wt")], mtcars[c("wt", "cyl")])
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