Load the packages, workspace, and random number generator seed of target attempted with a workspace file.

tar_workspace(
  name,
  envir = parent.frame(),
  packages = TRUE,
  source = TRUE,
  script = targets::tar_config_get("script"),
  store = targets::tar_config_get("store")
)

Arguments

name

Symbol, name of the target whose workspace to read.

envir

Environment in which to put the objects.

packages

Logical, whether to load the required packages of the target.

source

Logical, whether to run _targets.R to load user-defined global object dependencies into envir. If TRUE, then envir should either be the global environment or inherit from the global environment.

script

Character of length 1, path to the target script file. Defaults to tar_config_get("script"), which in turn defaults to _targets.R. When you set this argument, the value of tar_config_get("script") is temporarily changed for the current function call. See tar_script(), tar_config_get(), and tar_config_set() for details about the target script file and how to set it persistently for a project.

store

Character of length 1, path to the targets data store. Defaults to tar_config_get("store"), which in turn defaults to _targets/. When you set this argument, the value of tar_config_get("store") is temporarily changed for the current function call. See tar_config_get() and tar_config_set() for details about how to set the data store path persistently for a project.

Value

This function returns NULL, but it does load the target's required packages, as well as multiple objects into the environment (envir argument) in order to replicate the workspace where the error happened. These objects include the global objects at the time tar_make() was called and the dependency targets. The random number generator seed for the target is also assigned with set.seed().

Details

If you activate workspaces through the workspaces argument of tar_option_set(), then under the circumstances you specify, targets will save a special workspace file to a location in in _targets/workspaces/. The workspace file is a compact reference that allows tar_workspace() to load the target's dependencies and random number generator seed as long as the data objects are still in the data store (usually files in _targets/objects/). When you are done debugging, you can remove the workspace files using tar_destroy(destroy = "workspaces").

See also

Examples

if (identical(Sys.getenv("TAR_EXAMPLES"), "true")) { tar_dir({ # tar_dir() runs code from a temporary directory. tmp <- sample(1) tar_script({ tar_option_set(workspace_on_error = TRUE) list( tar_target(x, "loaded"), tar_target(y, stop(x)) ) }, ask = FALSE) # The following code throws an error for demonstration purposes. try(tar_make()) exists("x") # Should be FALSE. tail(.Random.seed) # for comparison to the RNG state after tar_workspace(y) tar_workspace(y) exists("x") # Should be TRUE. print(x) # "loaded" # Should be different: tar_workspace() runs set.seed(tar_meta(y, seed)$seed) tail(.Random.seed) }) }