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R for Data Science Cookbook (n)

By : Yu-Wei, Chiu (David Chiu)
Book Image

R for Data Science Cookbook (n)

By: Yu-Wei, Chiu (David Chiu)

Overview of this book

This cookbook offers a range of data analysis samples in simple and straightforward R code, providing step-by-step resources and time-saving methods to help you solve data problems efficiently. The first section deals with how to create R functions to avoid the unnecessary duplication of code. You will learn how to prepare, process, and perform sophisticated ETL for heterogeneous data sources with R packages. An example of data manipulation is provided, illustrating how to use the “dplyr” and “data.table” packages to efficiently process larger data structures. We also focus on “ggplot2” and show you how to create advanced figures for data exploration. In addition, you will learn how to build an interactive report using the “ggvis” package. Later chapters offer insight into time series analysis on financial data, while there is detailed information on the hot topic of machine learning, including data classification, regression, clustering, association rule mining, and dimension reduction. By the end of this book, you will understand how to resolve issues and will be able to comfortably offer solutions to problems encountered while performing data analysis.
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R for Data Science Cookbook
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Adding new columns with dplyr

Besides performing data manipulation on existing columns, there are situations where a user may need to create a new column for more advanced analysis. In this recipe, we will introduce how to add a new column using dplyr.

Getting ready

Ensure that you completed the Enhancing a data.frame with a data.table recipe to load and as both data.frame and data.table into your R environment.

How to do it…

Perform the following steps to add a new column to an existing dataset:

  1. First, we calculate the average price of each purchase and add the created result as a column back to the original dataset:

    > order.dt %>%  select(Quantity, Price) %>% mutate(avg_price= Price/Quantity) %>% head()
       Quantity Price avg_price
    1:        1  1069      1069
    2:        1  1680      1680
    3:        1   285       285
    4:        1   550       550
    5:        1   249       249
    6:        1  1780      1780
  2. Alternatively, we can use the transmute function...