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M. Wiley, J. F. WileyAdvanced R 4 Data Programming and the Cloudhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5973-3_8

8. Advanced data.table

Matt Wiley1  and Joshua F. Wiley2
Victoria College, Victoria, TX, USA
Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

We already introduced the data.table package which is the heart of this chapter, covering the basics of accessing, editing, and manipulating data under the broad term data management. Although not glamorous, data management is a critical first step to data visualization or analysis. Furthermore, the majority of time on a particular analysis project often comes from data management. For example, running a linear model in R takes one line of code, once the data is ...

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