Introduction to Loading and Shaping

This Blog entry is from the Loading, Shaping and Merging Data section in Learn R.

Abstraction, the process of shaping and molding raw data to enhance relevance prior to it being presented to machine learning algorithms, is the cornerstone of the methodologies put forward in these Blog entries.

The Blog entries that follow set out the means to load data into R, and when this data resides in R, sets forth procedures to shape and mold the data in as part of abstraction.

Most generally in Jube procedures and methodology Abstraction is offloaded to Relational Database Management platforms, the shaping and molding of data in R tends to be to augment these core datasets.