10.1 Wrangling Setup

20180908 Packages used in this chapter include dplyr (Wickham et al. 2023), FSelector (Romanski, Kotthoff, and Schratz 2023), ggplot2 (Wickham et al. 2024), glue (Hester and Bryan 2024), janitor (Firke 2023), lobstr (Wickham 2022), lubridate (Spinu, Grolemund, and Wickham 2023), randomForest (Breiman et al. 2022), readr (Wickham, Hester, and Bryan 2023), stringi (Gagolewski et al. 2023), stringr (Wickham 2023), tidyr (Wickham, Vaughan, and Girlich 2024), magrittr (Bache and Wickham 2022), and rattle (G. Williams 2023).

Packages are loaded into the currently running R session from your local library directories on disk. Missing packages can be installed using utils::install.packages() within R. On Ubuntu, for example, R packages can also be installed using $ wajig install r-cran-<pkgname>.

# Load required packages from local library into the R session.

library(rattle)       # weather dataset.
library(readr)        # Efficient reading of CSV data.
library(dplyr)        # Wrangling: glimpse().
library(lobstr)       # Inspect R data structures.
library(tidyr)        # Prepare a tidy dataset, gather().
library(magrittr)     # Pipes %>% and %T>% and equals().
library(glue)         # Format strings.
library(janitor)      # Cleanup: clean_names().
library(lubridate)    # Dates and time.
library(FSelector)    # Feature selection, information.gain().
library(stringi)      # String concat operator %s+%.
library(stringr)      # String operations.
library(randomForest) # Impute missing values with na.roughfix().
library(ggplot2)      # Visualise data.
library(purrr)        # simplify(), set_names()

The rattle::weatherAUS dataset is loaded into the template variable ds and further template variables are setup as introduced by Graham J. Williams (2017). See Chapter 8 for details.

dsname <- "weatherAUS"
ds     <- get(dsname)
nobs   <- nrow(ds)

vnames <- names(ds)
ds    %<>% clean_names(numerals="right")
names(vnames) <- names(ds)

vars   <- names(ds)
target <- "rain_tomorrow"
vars   <- c(target, vars) %>% unique() %>% rev()


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