A kind reader recently shared the following comment on the Practical Data Science with R 2nd Edition live-site. Thanks for the chapter on data frames and data.tables. It has helped me overcome an obstacle freeing me from a lot of warnings telling me my data table was not a real […]
Nina Zumel and I have a two new tutorials on fluid data wrangling/shaping. They are written in a parallel structure, with the R version of the tutorial being almost identical to the Python version of the tutorial. This reflects our opinion on the “which is better for data science R […]
I’d like to share some new timings on a grouped in-place aggregation task. A client of mine was seeing some slow performance, so I decided to time a very simple abstraction of one of the steps of their workflow.
We have a new rquery vignette here: Working with Many Columns. This is an attempt to get back to writing about how to use the package to work with data (versus the other-day’s discussion of package design/implementation). Please check it out.
We recently saw a great recurring R question: “how do you use one column to choose a different value for each row?” That is: how do you use a column as an index? Please read on for some idiomatic base R, data.table, and dplyr solutions.
I need a few volunteers to please “test pilot” the development version of the R package cdata, please. Jacqueline Cochran: at the time of her death, no other pilot held more speed, distance, or altitude records in aviation history than Cochran.