Tag Archives: CSV

Using R — A Script Introduction to R

This entry is part 3 of 22 in the series Using R

To many people, R is like the Everglades. They’ve heard of it, they know it’s big and has amazing treasures deep inside. Articles in the media can make it look irresistible. But after a personal or even second hand experience …   read more …

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Data Volumes

Despite what they say, size does matter. Successful data management is all about finding the proper tools and formats for dealing with your data.  There is no one-size-fits-all solution.  And the very first question you should be asking yourself is: …   read more …

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Zero vs. Missing

On the left we have zero, our integer measure of nothingness.  On the right we have missing value, aka N/A, aka NA, our signal that the value of a datapoint is unknown. Everyone who deals with data has to deal …   read more …

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Ten UNIX commands every data manager should know

Working with data from varied sources can be frustrating — some data will be in CSV format; some in XML; some available as HTML pages; other data as relational databases or MS Excel spreadsheets. This post will cover the UNIX …   read more …

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