[R] why data.frame, mutate package and not lists

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 17:34:47 CEST 2016

This is partially a matter of subjectve opinion, and so pointless; but
I would point out that data frames are the canonical structure for a
great many of R's modeling and graphics functions, e.g. lm, xyplot,

As for mutate() etc., that's about UI's and user friendliness, and
imho my ho is meaningless.

Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
and sticking things into it."
-- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )

On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 6:01 AM, Alaios via R-help <r-help at r-project.org> wrote:
> Hi all,I have seen data.frames and operations from the mutate package getting really popular. In the last years I have been using extensively lists, is there any reason to not use lists and use other data types for data manipulation and storage?
> Any article that describe their differences? I would like to thank you for your replyRegardsAlex
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