Articles by Higher Order Functions

A tour of the tibble package

July 9, 2017 | Higher Order Functions

Dataframes are used in R to hold tabular data. Think of the prototypical spreadsheet or database table: a grid of data arranged into rows and columns. That’s a dataframe. The tibble R package provides a fresh take on dataframes to fix some longstan... [Read more...]

Repeatedly applying a function

January 11, 2017 | Higher Order Functions

A colleague of mine sent me the following R question: I have a function that takes a list and does some stuff to it and then returns it. I then take that output and run it through the same function again. But I obviously don’t want to repeatedly ...
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Recent adventures with lazyeval

August 14, 2016 | Higher Order Functions

The lazyeval package is a tool-set for performing nonstandard evaluation in R. Nonstandard evaluation refers to any situation where something special happens with how user input or code is evaluated. For example, the library function doesn’t evalua...
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