In this part of the book, you’ll learn how to get your into R. We’ll focus on plain-text rectangular formats, spreadsheets, databases, and web data.
This part of the book proceeds as follows:
In Chapter 24, you’ll learn how to get plain-text data in rectangular formats from disk and into R.
In Chapter 25, you’ll learn how to get data from Excel spreadsheets and Google Sheets into R.
In Chapter 26, you’ll learn about getting data into R from databases.
In Chapter 27, you’ll learn about harvesting data off the web and getting it into R.
We’ll close up the part with a brief discussion on other types of data and pointers for how to get them into R in Chapter 28.