When viewing a Node in the Devel tab, what are these different objects Load and Render? How and where would I have access to them in the theme layer?

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The "Load" tab shows the output of node_load(), while the "Render" tab shows the output of node_view(). In the first case, the output is a node object; in the second case, the output is an array as accepted by drupal_render().

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    Note that in the render tab you have a row "#node" and if you try to open it you get a "(Recursion)". The load tab has the content of that node object.
    – wranvaud
    Apr 5, 2015 at 0:24

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