Real life datasources seldom provide data in exactly the format you need for the analysis. Hence most of the time you need to manipulate the data after reading it into R. There are several ways to do this, each with their pros and cons. We highly recommend the
tidyverse collection of packages. The command
library(tidyverse) will actually load the following packages:
- official tidyverse website
- the R for data science book (R4DS) by Garrett Grolemund and Hadley Wickham. Note that this book is freely available online. A printed version is available at the INBO library.
- video tutorials:
- Data Transformation Cheat Sheet: a two page document which covers the most important function for