August 20, 2010
At any R Q&A site, you’ll frequently see an exchange like this one:
Q: How can I use a loop to [...insert task here...] ?
A: Don’t. Use one of the apply functions.
So, what are these wondrous apply functions and how do they work? I think the best way to figure out anything in R is to learn by experimentation, using embarrassingly trivial data and functions.
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November 6, 2009
Named rjson, appropriately. It’s quite basic just now, but contains methods for interconversion between R objects and JSON. Something like this:
data <- list(a=1,b=2,c=3)
json <- toJSON(data)
Use cases? I wonder if RApache could be used to build an API that serves R data in JSON format?