[R] Tools for data preparation?

David Mitchell monch1962 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 04:53:46 CET 2004

Hello list,

I'm regularly in the position where I have to do a lot of data
manipulation, in order to get the data I have into a format R is happy
with.  This manipulation would generally be in one of two forms:
- getting data from e.g. text log files into a tabular format
- extracting sensible sample data from a very large data set (i.e. too
large for R to handle)

In general, I use Perl or Python to do the task; I'm curious as to
what others use when they hit the same problem.


Dave Mitchell

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