A review of data.table (1.7.7)


The more I use it, the better it gets

This package does exactly what it promises: high speed with the ability to write elegant code and focus on the task at hand.

I'm amazed how so much can get done in so few lines of code. I can spend my time focusing on the problem, trying out a number of different alternatives more easily, and getting to a solution faster. Much faster.

There is a bit of a learning curve, but it's well worth it. The examples in ?data.table are a quick, self-teaching guide and the FAQs clean up the rest.

Well done!