Introduction to R Packages for Data Management: tidyr and dplyr

Date
May 9, 2016, 9:30 am12:00 pm
Location
Speaker
Event Description

This workshop introduces two modern R packages, both written by Hadley Wickham, that provide intuitive tools for handling common data management tasks. The first package, tidyr, provides functions that reshape data so it conforms to a specific “tidy” structure where each variable is saved in its own column, each observations is saved in its own row, and each type of observational unit is stored in a separate table. The second package, dplyr, provides a set of functions (referred to as “verbs”) that allow you to easily subset observations, re-order observations, select specific variables, add new variables, group observations, and summarize groups of observations. 

Audience

Attendees should have previous R experience.

Format

Lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises.

Requirements

Attendees should bring a laptop with R and the R packages tidyr and dplyr already installed.

Downloads

Presentation (PDF) 
R script and data files (Zip)