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dplyr is an iteration of plyr that provides a flexible "verb" based functions to manipulate data in R. The latest version of dplyr can be downloaded from CRAN using


The key object in dplyr is a tbl, a representation of a tabular data structure. Currently dplyr (version 0.5.0) supports:

  • data frames
  • data tables
  • SQLite
  • PostgreSQL/Redshift
  • MySQL/MariaDB
  • Bigquery
  • MonetDB
  • data cubes with arrays (partial implementation)

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