Make a data.frame into a disk.frame

as.disk.frame(df, outdir = tempfile(fileext = ".df"),
  nchunks = recommend_nchunks(df), overwrite = FALSE, shardby = NULL,
  compress = 50, ...)

Arguments

df

a disk.frame

outdir

the output directory

nchunks

number of chunks

overwrite

if TRUE the outdir will be overwritten, if FALSE it will throw an error if the directory is not empty

shardby

The shardkey

compress

the compression level 0-100; 100 is highest

...

passed to output_disk.frame

Examples

# write to temporary location cars.df = as.disk.frame(cars) # specify a different path in the temporary folder, you are free to choose a different folder cars_new_location.df = as.disk.frame(cars, outdir = file.path(tempdir(), "some_path.df")) # specify a different number of chunks # this writes to tempdir() by default cars_chunks.df = as.disk.frame(cars, nchunks = 4, overwrite = TRUE) # clean up delete(cars.df) delete(cars_new_location.df) delete(cars_chunks.df)