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Building Blocks of Data
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This chapter describes the most basic data types which all other data
structures build on. It starts with simple numeric vectors which may
e.g. contain series of measurement. It further discusses character
vectors, i.e. sequences of character strings, logical vectors,
i.e. sequences of ``TRUE/FALSE`` data, and finally lists. The chapter
covers also how simple computations on such data can be conducted and
simple summaries can be obtained form elementary data types. Finally the
chapter discusses how data can be stored on disk in an *R*-specific
format.
Below is the supporting material for the
various sections of the chapter.
Basic Data Types
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.. nbgallery::
02-building-blocks-of-data/numeric-vectors.ipynb
02-building-blocks-of-data/logical-vectors.ipynb
02-building-blocks-of-data/character-vectors.ipynb
02-building-blocks-of-data/factors.ipynb
Basic Data Manipulation
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.. nbgallery::
02-building-blocks-of-data/extracting-and-replacing-elements.ipynb
02-building-blocks-of-data/reordering-and-sorting.ipynb
02-building-blocks-of-data/regular-sequences-and-repetitions.ipynb
02-building-blocks-of-data/sampling-from-vectors.ipynb
Complex Data Types
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.. nbgallery::
02-building-blocks-of-data/lists.ipynb
02-building-blocks-of-data/attributes.ipynb