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Advanced R: Data Programming and the Cloud by Joshua F. Wiley, Matt Wiley

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© Matt Wiley and Joshua F. Wiley 2016

Matt Wiley and Joshua F. Wiley, Advanced R, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2077-1_9

9. Other Tools for Data Management

Matt Wiley and Joshua F. Wiley1

(1)Elkhart Group Ltd. & Victoria College, Columbia City, Indiana, USA

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 (Wickham and Francois, 2015) is that regardless of what the data back end might be, our experience should be the same. To allow this, dplyr implements generic ...

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