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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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Summarizing data with dplyr

Besides manipulating a dataset, the most important part of dplyr is that we can easily obtain summary statistics from the data. In SQL operation, we can use the GROUP BY function for this purpose, and it is possible to perform a similar operation in dplyr. In this recipe, we will show you how to summarize data with dplyr.

Getting ready

Ensure that you completed 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 summarize data with dplyr:

  1. First, use the summarize and group_by functions to obtain the total purchase amount of each product:

    > order.dt %>% 
    +   select(User, Price) %>%
    +   group_by(User) %>%
    +   summarise(sum(Price)) %>%
    +   head()
              User sum(Price)
    1   U312622727       1868
    2   U239012343       5195
    3 U10007697373        494
    4   U296328517       1490
    5   U300884570        249
    6   U451050374...