Use SQL queries to manipulate data frames in R with sqldf package

May 25, 2010

(This article was first published on Getting Genetics Done, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

I’ve covered a few topics in the past including the plyr package, which is kind of like “GROUP BY” for R, and the merge function for merging datasets. I only recently found the sqldf package for R, and it’s already one of the most useful packages I’ve ever installed. The main function in the package is sqldf(), which takes a quoted string as an argument. You can treat data frames as tables as if

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