If 'dplyr' is a grammar for data manipulation, 'extdplyr' is like a short paragraph written in 'dplyr'. 'extdplyr' extends 'dplyr' and 'tidyr' verbs to some common "routines" that manipulate data sets. It uses the same interface and preserves all the features from 'dplyr', has good performance, and supports various data sources.
extdplyr is an extension package for data manipulation based on
dplyr is a grammar for data manipulation,
extdplyr is like a short paragraph written in
tidyr verbs to some common "routines" that manipulate datasets. It uses the same interface and preserves all features from
dplyr like fast performance and various data sources.
dplyr is powerful but also restrained in that it aims to provide the most important tools, but not to suit every needs. After several years of extensive use of
dplyr, I found that some combinations of
dplyr verbs become too frequent in my code that I wanted to extract them as functions. This is the origin of those routines in
Also there are some cases where the operations don't comform to
dplyr's rules. Naturally one wouldn't expect these operations to be included into
dplyr, but they can be implemented here for the occasional use.
ind_to_char_to check compatibility for
NEWS.mdfile to track changes to the package.