The R package wrapr now has a neat new feature: “wrapr_applicable”.
This feature allows objects to declare a surrogate function to stand in for the object in wrapr pipelines. It is a powerful technique and allowed us to quickly implement a convenient new ad hoc query mode for rquery.
A small effort in making a package “wrapr aware” appears to have a fairly large payoff.
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The wrapr pipe is obviously not the first or only pipe in R. But, in my opinion, it has a few technical advantages. It works very well with the popular dplyr package (even with notations magrittr has trouble with):