The builtin_itemtable object in the dscore package contains basic meta-information about items: a name, the equate group, and the item label. The get_itemtable() function returns a subset of items in the itemtable.

get_itemtable(items = NULL, itemtable = NULL, decompose = FALSE)



A logical or character vector of item names to return. The default (NULL) returns all items.


A data.frame set up according to the same structure as builtin_itemtable(). If not specified, the builtin_itemtable is used. If itemtable = "", then a dynamic item table is created from any specified item names.


If TRUE, the function adds four columns: instrument, domain, mode and number.


A data.frame with seven columns.

See also


head(get_itemtable(), 3)
#> item equate #> 1 aqicmc001 <NA> #> 2 aqicmc002 <NA> #> 3 aqicmc003 <NA> #> label #> 1 Does your baby sometimes make throaty or gurgling sounds? #> 2 After you have been out of sight, does your baby smile or get excited when she sees you? #> 3 Does your baby make cooing sounds such as "ooo", "gah," and "ah"?
get_itemtable(LETTERS[1:3], "")
#> item equate label #> 1 A <NA> Label for A #> 2 B <NA> Label for B #> 3 C <NA> Label for C