R extensions and the tidyverse

The basic features of R are incredibly useful for someone coming from a non-R background, but experienced R users have sought faster and more effective data manipulation and improved plotting abilities, as well as multimedia options. Hadley Wickham’s contribution to the R universe includes his ‘ tidyverse‘ concept, and the associated set of packages. ...

R extensions and the data.table

One alternative to R’s native data frames is the data.table package first released to CRAN in 2006.  data table extends base R’s data.frame.  data.table was authored principally by Arun Srinivasan and Matt Dowle. One of the central features of the data.table was that it replaced the focus on data.frame rownames with the concept of...

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