[R] Do you use R for data manipulation?

Martin Waller martinej.waller at ntlworld.com
Thu May 7 22:51:42 CEST 2009


+1. I worked with Matthew for a while and saw in practice just how 
powerful that package is.
I'm surprised it isn't more widely used.

Martin
Tom Short wrote:
> Another tool I find useful is Matthew Dowle's data.table package. It
> has very fast indexing, can have much lower memory requirements than a
> data frame, and has some built-in data manipulation capability.
> Especially with a 64-bit OS, you can use this to keep things in memory
> where you otherwise would have to use a database.
>
> See here: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.r.packages/282
>
> - Tom
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