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The tidyverse

Usefulness: 🔧 🔧
Novelty: 💡
Uncertainty: 🤪 🤪 🤪
Incompleteness: 🚧 🚧 🚧

The tidyverse is a miniature ecosystem within R which has certain coding conventions and tooling to make certain data analysis easier and prettier.

Most lucid explanation of everything is Hadley Wickham’s Advanced R book which is free and only“Advanced” in the sense that your knowledge of R will be advanced after reading it, not in the sense of being forbiddingly complicated for beginners.


Useful functions: semi_join etc.

The tidyverts

The time-series tidyverse is the tidyverts incorporating time series dataframs, generic mostly-linear prediction and explorations. You can find a presentation on them by Rob Hyndman.


The names have changed and I need to document. spread, gather, pivot_wide, pivot_long etc.

wide and long intro. reshaping data using tidyr.