We can take those names and R types, string them together, and “convert” them to SQL data types. (Mapping data types from one language to another is waaaay outside the scope of this post. Lines 11-13 are quick and dirty, just for demonstration purposes. Okie dokie?)
It’s certainly a less than ideal solution, but it does the job. And I hope as well that someday this functionality ends up being something built into the product.