apply functions in R

August 31, 2010
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(This article was first published on The Praise of Insects, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Getting to know the "apply"s in R is extremely handy for using the language efficiently and effectively. Unfortunately, the help files tend to be rather information-dense and are fairly overwhelming for newcomers. A recent blog post by Neil Saunders provides a thorough overview and tutorial of the apply family, illustrated by simple and reproducible examples. I suspect I will refer to it frequently from here on in.

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