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Could we have view() support tbl_lazy ? Maybe even make view() generic ? #695

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moodymudskipper opened this issue Jan 8, 2020 · 2 comments
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moodymudskipper commented Jan 8, 2020

When exploring a database it's a bit tedious to do my_table %>% head(n) %>% collect() %>% view()

And view()ing a tbl_lazy object as it works now is not so useful.

If we had a generic view() we might also design some more useful views for objects like connections etc.

I did this for myself :

view <- function(x, title = NULL, ...){
  UseMethod("view")
}

view.default <- tibble::view

view.tbl_lazy <- function(x, title = NULL, n = 500, ...){
  tibble::view(dplyr::collect(head(x, n)), title, ...)
}

@krlmlr krlmlr added this to the 3.0.0 milestone Mar 21, 2020
@krlmlr krlmlr closed this as completed in c4dc06b Mar 28, 2020
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krlmlr commented Mar 28, 2020

I went with the same strategy that is used for printing.

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