Fast Lane to Learning R

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  • fasteR

    Fast Lane to Learning R! (by matloff)

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  • r4ds

    R for data science: a book

    Those interested in R with tidyverse may find "R for Data Science" ( to be a valuable resource.

  • db-benchmark

    reproducible benchmark of database-like ops

    I strongly recommend data.table R. Tidyverse is an improvement on base R, no question. Data.table has less intuitive syntax and can be harder to learn, but is lightning fast and memory efficient. If you're working with more than 1M rows, you should be using data.table.

    Here are some benchmarks:

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