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Takes an arbitrary amount of Graphs or PipeOps (or objects that can be automatically converted into Graphs or PipeOps, see as_graph() and as_pipeop()) as inputs and joins them in a serial Graph, as if connecting them using %>>%.

Care is taken to avoid unnecessarily cloning of components. A call of chain_graphs(list(g1, g2, g3, g4, ...), in_place = FALSE) is equivalent to g1 %>>% g2 %>>!% g3 %>>!% g4 %>>!% .... A call of chain_graphs(list(g1, g2, g3, g4, ...), in_place = FALSE) is equivalent to g1 %>>!% g2 %>>!% g3 %>>!% g4 %>>!% ... (differing in the first operator being %>>!% as well).

Usage

chain_graphs(graphs, in_place = FALSE)

Arguments

graphs

list of (Graph | PipeOp | NULL | ...)
List of elements which are the Graphs to be joined. Elements must be convertible to Graph or PipeOp using as_graph() and as_pipeop(). NULL is the neutral element of %>>% and skipped.

in_place

(logical(1))
Whether to try to avoid cloning the first element of graphs, similar to the difference of %>>!% over %>>%. This can only be avoided if graphs[[1]] is already a Graph. Beware that, if chain_graphs() fails because of id collisions, then graphs[[1]] will possibly be in an incompletely modified state when in_place is TRUE.

Value

Graph the resulting Graph, or NULL if there are no non-null values in graphs.

See also

Other Graph operators: %>>%(), as_graph(), as_pipeop(), assert_graph(), assert_pipeop(), greplicate(), gunion(), pipeline_greplicate()