Lecture 2

Data munging

  • What are tidy data?
  • Tidying data with dplyr and tidyr

Introduction to Biostatistics

By: Peter Kamerman    (view on GitHub)
Based on the paper: Tidy Data by Hadley Wickam

Why tidy data?

The tidy data concept:

  • Provides a standardized layout/organization for data values

Standardization aids:

  • Data exploration and analysis
  • Data sharing
  • The development of data cleaning and analysis tools