How to choose the right *apply function

October 13, 2012

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How to choose the right *apply function:

This is an amazing stackoverflow answer to help you decide which of the many *apply functions (apply, lapply, sapply, vapply, mapply, rapply, tapply) is appropriate for the task at hand.

I’m planning on doing some future post on some subset of these functions (and I use them when needed in many of the Gists posted here), but I had to share this very comprehensive source.

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