One benefit I didn’t expect, but absolutely love 😍 is the discovery of older resources that, despite not being hot off the presses, can still be incredibly useful.
However, this wasn’t from the only useful post unearthed in this stream of Q&A.
Recommended by Edward Visel, Karl (an “early adopter,” and veteran user of both S and S-plus) describes this post as being:
…a tutorial for people like me, or people who were taught by people like me.
plyr to dplyr by Jim Hester
Written when “dplyr [was] still in the early stages”, Jim calls this one:
…a simple demonstration of how to convert existing plyr code to use the dplyr package.
I can’t get enough of the side-by-side layout 😻, so I think it’s worth ogling even if
ddply() looks like nothing more than a simple typo to you.
And, speaking of useful side-by-sides…
purrr tutorial: Relationship to base and plyr functions by Jenny Bryan
I’m pretty obsessed with this entire purrr tutorial, but this is a super-extra-special-awesome bit ⭐️! Seriously, as Jenny herself notes:
Regardless of your preference [base or tidyverse], hopefully the side-by-side examples below are a helpful tour of different ways to iterate. Even if you prefer purrr/tidyverse in some settings, you might want base methods when you don’t want any dependencies.
🙌 All done
That’s all for now. There’s lots more good stuff in the tidyverse channel, and on the RStudio Community site as a whole. So, go check it out! If I messed anything up here, tweet 🐦 (@dataandme), or leave a comment.