In this chapter, we learned about the basics of managing data in R. We started by taking an in-depth look at the structures used for storing various types of data. The foundational R data structure is the vector, which is extended and combined into more complex data types such as lists and data frames. The data frame is an R data structure that corresponds to the notion of a dataset, having both features and examples.
We also learned about how to get data into R from a variety of sources. R provides functions for reading from and saving to CSV files; SQL databases can be queried with the
Finally, we applied these skills while exploring a real-world dataset containing data on used car prices. We examined numeric variables using ...