Title

Clean and tidy data: The tidyverse (part 1)

Keywords

reshape, melt, cast, data visualization, tidyverse

Abstract

Working with data can be super frustrating. I’ve been there. In fact, this tweet from a little over a year ago, only hints at the frustration I was feeling at the time.

In any given project, I think I spend more time trying to figure out how to reshape, melt, and cast my data than anything else.

Here, I make reference to specific functions (reshape, melt and cast) and I’m pretty sure I had spent 6–8 hours working on transforming my data to work in some visualization. I don’t even think I ended up getting it done in the end, and I found a really clunky, alternative solution.

Document Type

Other

Publication Date

2018

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

Linguistics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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