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9. Other Data Management Packages

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

Comparing data frames and data tables leads to an interesting question. What if there were more types of data? Particularly, what if there were different ways to store data that are all, at their heart, tables of some sort? In addition to data frames or tables, there are many ways to store data, many of which are just tables. The idea behind dplyr [29] is that regardless of what the data back end might be, our experience should be the same. To allow this, ...

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