R data manipulation tricks at your fingertips

FREE

Become An Insider

Sign up now and get free access to hundreds of Insider articles, guides, reviews, interviews, blogs, and other premium content from the best tech brands on the Internet: CIO, CITEworld, CSO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World. Learn more.

Excel tips and tricks for manipulating dates, and for getting data into the format you need, are also ready for your R pleasure

Register with our Insider program to get a free companion PDF to help you better follow the tips and code in our story, "Data manipulation tricks: Even better in R."

In the PDF, we tell you how to extract month, day and year from each date in a column, calculate ages, search and replace text, use a wildcard search, deal with IF statements and reshape data, among other things.

[ Andrew C. Oliver answers the question on everyone's mind: Which freaking database should I use? | Keep up with the latest approaches to managing information overload and compliance in InfoWorld's Enterprise Data Explosion Digital Spotlight. ]

(The original Excel tips, upon which this is based, come from MaryJo Webster, senior data reporter with Digital First Media.)

To continue reading, register here to become an Insider. You'll get free access to premium content from CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World. See more Insider content or sign in.

To continue reading, please begin the free registration process or sign in to your Insider account by entering your email address:
Mobile Security Insider: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone
Join the discussion
Be the first to comment on this article. Our Commenting Policies