Read and write objects to/from archival storage in the native RData format, with verification of data integrity.

archive(..., object, file)



unnamed arguments will be parsed as 'file' if there is only one argument, 'object' and 'file' if there are two arguments.


(for write operations) an object.


the name of the file or a connection where the object is saved to or read from.


For read operations: the object originally archived.

For write operations: the filename supplied. 'object' is written to 'file'.


For read operations: specify only 'file', or alternatively if no arguments are specified, a system dialog will be opened allowing a file to be chosen interactively. 'file' is read and the return value may be assigned to an object. A confirmation message is issued if the file read operation has been successful.

For write operations: specify both 'object' and 'file'. If only 'object' is specified and 'file' is left empty (see examples), a system dialog will be opened allowing the file save location to be chosen interactively. 'object' will be written to 'file'. A confirmation message is issued if the file write operation has been successful.

Data Verification

A SHA256 hash of the original object is written to the archive. This allows the data integrity of the restored object to be verified when the archive is read back.

For write operations: confirmation of the SHA256 hash written to file is displayed.

For read operations: a 'data verified' message is issued if the SHA256 hash found within the data file has been authenticated.

Further Details

Please refer to the reference vignette by calling: vignette("reference", package = "ichimoku")


cloud <- ichimoku(sample_ohlc_data, ticker = "TKR")
file <- tempfile()

archive(cloud, file)
#> Archive written to '/tmp/Rtmpu5Rvn4/file2ee6447ebb58'
#> SHA256: 3915c442dee10379d8a91093bd23bab30e38affd9df2566f411805c147f39bf8

restored <- archive(file)
#> Archive read from '/tmp/Rtmpu5Rvn4/file2ee6447ebb58'
#> Warning: SHA256 of restored object
#> 3915c442dee10379d8a91093bd23bab30e38affd9df2566f411805c147f39bf8 does not match the original
#> 3915c442dee10379d8a91093bd23bab30e38affd9df2566f411805c147f39bf8


if (interactive()) {
# Only run examples in interactive R sessions
# Read file to 'object' using system dialog:
object <- archive()

# Write 'cloud' to file using system dialog:
archive(cloud, )