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Helper function to return a set of file paths for use in other functions


validate_file_paths(data_path = "data", ...)



character vector of either:

  1. path(s) to the data file(s).

  2. single path to directory containing data file(s). Currently only tabular .csv and .tsv files are supported. Alternatively attributes returned using names() can be extracted from r object, stored as .rds files.


parameters passed to list.files(). For example, use recursive = TRUE to list files in a folder recursively or use pattern to filter files for patterns.


One or more data file paths


if (FALSE) {
# Assuming some data files in "./data"
my_files <- validate_file_paths()

# If your data files are in `another_folder`
my_files <- validate_file_paths("another_folder")