Thinking inside the box: you can do that inside a data frame?!

April 13, 2018 Jenny Bryan

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Abstract
The data frame is a crucial data structure in R and, especially, in the tidyverse. Working on a column or a variable is a very natural operation, which is great. But what about row-oriented work? That also comes up frequently and is more awkward. In this webinar I’ll work through concrete code examples, exploring patterns that arise in data analysis. We’ll discuss the general notion of “split-apply-combine”, row-wise work in a data frame, splitting vs. nesting, and list-columns.

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Jenny Bryan

Jenny is a software engineer on the tidyverse team. She is a recovering biostatistician who takes special delight in eliminating the small agonies of data analysis. Jenny is known for smoothing the interfaces between R and spreadsheets, web APIs, and Git/GitHub. She’s been working in R/S for over 20 years and is a member of the R Foundation. She also serves in the leadership of rOpenSci and Forwards and is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia.

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