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relocate, a new function that speeds up column arrangements.
Tidyverse relocate() Tutorial
Today we are covering a new R function available in dplyr 1.0.0
Select vs Relocate
First, let’s compare the 2 column reordering functions:
Select is like
filter() but for columns. We just get the columns that we specify.
Relocate is like
arrange() for columns. It keeps all of the columns, but provides much more flexibility for reordering. Notice how all of the columns are returned.
relocate(), we can take advantage of special tidy-selectors including
last_col() with an offset to provide very specific relocation patterns.
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