Data Wrangling with R

Data Science Ballroom F
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Tuesday.
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*As an attendee of the “Data Wrangling with R” tutorial, you should come with a laptop computer that has the latest version of R installed (currently R 2.15.2). R can be downloaded from

If you’ve never used R before, it is recommend that attendees also install the RStudio Desktop IDE, which can be downloaded from

All attendees should also install the latest versions of these packages:

plyr (1.8)

reshape2 (1.2.2)

stringr (0.6.2)

ggplot2 (0.9.3)

These packages can be installed from within R, by opening R and running the following code in the command line. If prompted to select a mirror, choose a location near to you. You must be connected to the internet.

install.packages(c(“plyr”, “reshape2”, “stringr”, “ggplot2”))

Please make sure to install all downloads BEFORE you arrive onsite.*

Learn how to wrangle data in R: from acquiring and cleaning data, to changing data formats and performing targeted, groupwise calculations. This course will emphasize the reshape2 and plyr packages.

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Garrett Grolemund


Garrett Grolemund is the editor-in-chief of, the development center for the Shiny R package, and is the author of Hands-On Programming with R as well as Data Science with R, a forthcoming book by O’Reilly Media. Garrett works as a data scientist and chief instructor for RStudio, Inc.

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Aaron Christensen
02/26/2013 4:14am PST

a little late, now, but here was the url:

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Rahul Dev Sharma Kongbrailatpam
02/26/2013 2:36am PST

Can someone share the link to presentation and dataset download?

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Cameron Turner
02/26/2013 2:27am PST

Can someone post the link to the data set here please? Thx!

Dan Gunter
12/02/2012 11:37pm PST

I don’t feel a need to dictate the target audience of the talk, but I do agree that it is necessary to know what level of experience is assumed in R generally, and R data manipulation in particular.

Ayoade Adedokun
11/15/2012 7:38am PST

I would like for the speakers to assume we know nothing about R and Data mining generally.


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