Managing Data in R Using Data Frames

by Martin Burger

Learn how to use and reshape data frames in R. The course also covers common alternatives to the data frame like tibble and data table.

What you'll learn

Learn to work with very popular and versatile tabular data types in R. When using R, there is no way around the data frame and its alternatives. In this course, Managing Data in R Using Data Frames, you will learn that tabular data (data.frame, data.table, tibble) are the standard data type in R and most of the analyses performed in R use this data format. First, you will discover how to manipulate and reshape a raw data frame. Then, you will explore the common tasks such as table import, factor conversion, formatting of a table header, orientation in a table, column splits, column removal and addition, fusion of multiple tables, variable transformations, query, as well as export of a table. Finally, you will produce a clean data frame which can be used for detailed analysis or passed on to team members.

When you complete this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to perform standard tasks on data frames and can understand the many advantages of a data frame.

About the author

Martin studied biostatistics and worked for several pharmaceutical companies before he became a data science consultant and author. He published over 15 courses on R, Tableau 9 and other data science related subjects. His main focus lies on analytics software like R and SPSS but he is also interested in modern data visualization tools like Tableau. If he is not busy coding, blogging or working out new teaching concepts you may find him skiing or hiking in the Alps.

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