[Rcpp-devel] Handling NULL values
Serge.Iovleff at univ-lille1.fr
Fri Jun 17 22:23:48 CEST 2011
Thanks for your answer.
I did not take care that in a Rcpp list when I access to the element like this
I get a SEXP element
Le 17.06.2011 13:30, Dirk Eddelbuettel a écrit :
> [resending, this time with CC to list. --Dirk]
> Hi Serge,
> On 17 June 2011 at 09:56, Serge Iovleff wrote:
> | How can I test if a member of a list is a NULL value ?
> Recall that Rcpp is 'merely' a higher-level C++ interface playing along and
> on top of the R API itself --- so for questions like this check the R
> headers, documentation and 'Writing R Extensions' manual.
> In this case, per the Rinternals.h header:
> /* Various tests with macro versions below */
> Rboolean (Rf_isNull)(SEXP s);
> Rboolean (Rf_isSymbol)(SEXP s);
> Rboolean (Rf_isLogical)(SEXP s);
> Rboolean (Rf_isReal)(SEXP s);
> Rboolean (Rf_isComplex)(SEXP s);
> Rboolean (Rf_isExpression)(SEXP s);
> Rboolean (Rf_isEnvironment)(SEXP s);
> Rboolean (Rf_isString)(SEXP s);
> Rboolean (Rf_isObject)(SEXP s);
> so Rf_isNull( someSexpVar ) is what you want. Works for any SEXP whether
> you access it as a single var, or pick it from a list.
> Hope this helps, Dirk
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