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compute() is useful for several purposes. It's original purpose is to send a request for data, which can then be processed by the server and retrieved at a later time (via collect()).


# S3 method for data_request
compute(x, ...)

# S3 method for metadata_request
compute(x, ...)

# S3 method for files_request
compute(x, ...)

# S3 method for query
compute(x, ...)



An object of class data_request, metadata_request or files_request (i.e. constructed using a pipe) or query (i.e. constructed by collapse())


Arguments passed on to other methods


An object of class computed_query, which is identical to class query except for occurrence data, where it also contains information on the status of the request.