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R Statistical Application Development by Example Beginner's Guide by Prabhanjan Narayanachar Tattar

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Chapter 2. Import/Export Data

The main goals of this chapter are to familiarize you with the various classes of objects in R, help the reader extract data from various popular formats, connect R with popular databases such as MySQL, and finally the best export options of the R output. The main purpose is that the practitioner frequently has data available in a fixed format, and sometimes the dataset is available in popular database systems.

This chapter helps you to extract the data from various sources, and then also recommends the best export options of the R output. We will though begin with a better understanding of the various formats in which R stores the data. Updated information about the import/export options is maintained at http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-data.html ...

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