Get a derived variable's derivation formula as a CrunchExpr with derivation(variable). Set (change) a derived variable's derivation with derivation(variable) <- expression.

derivation(x)

derivation(x) <- value

is.derived(x)

is.derived(x) <- value

# S4 method for CrunchVariable
derivation(x)

# S4 method for CrunchVariable,ANY
derivation(x) <- value

# S4 method for CrunchVariable,NULL
derivation(x) <- value

# S4 method for CrunchVariable
is.derived(x)

# S4 method for CrunchVariable,logical
is.derived(x) <- value

## Arguments

x a variable a CrunchExpr to be used as the derivation (for the setter only) or NULL to integrate a derived variable. For is.derived, FALSE can be used to integrate a derived variable.

## Value

a CrunchExpr of the derivation for derivation; a logical for is.derived; the variable given in x for is.derived<- returns

## Details

To break a derivation link between a derived variable and the originating variable, set the derivation value of the derived variable to NULL with derivation(variable) <- NULL

is.derived can be used to see if a variable is derived or not. Additionally setting a derived variable's is.derived to FALSE will break the derivation link between two variables.

## Examples

if (FALSE) {

ds$derived_v1 <- ds$v1 + 5

derivation(ds$derived_v1) # Crunch expression: v1 + 5 derivation(ds$derived_v1) <- ds$v1 + 10 derivation(ds$derived_v1)
# Crunch expression: v1 + 10

is.derived(ds$derived_v1) # TRUE # to integrate or instantiate the variable in place (remove the link between # variable v1 and the derivation) you can: derivation(ds$derived_v1) <- NULL

# after integrating, the derived variable is no longer derived.
is.derived(ds$derived_v1) # FALSE # Derivations can be updated with arbitrary expressions. # Consider a numeric case variable that combines weights # calculated separately in a separate variable # for each of several waves: ds$weight <- makeCaseWhenVariable(
ds$wave == 1 ~ ds$weight_wave1,
ds$wave == 2 ~ ds$weight_wave2,
ds$wave == 3 ~ ds$weight_wave3,
name = "Weight"
)

# When a new wave is added, update the derivation
# of the weight to add the new condition and source
# column.
derivation(ds$weight) <- caseWhenExpr( ds$wave == 1 ~ ds$weight_wave1, ds$wave == 2 ~ ds$weight_wave2, ds$wave == 3 ~ ds$weight_wave3, ds$wave == 4 ~ ds\$weight_wave4
)
}