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Re: Table datatype

From: Carnë Draug
Subject: Re: Table datatype
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 01:13:08 +0100

On 18 September 2015 at 00:07, Rafael Gonzalez <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was looking for a solution to process data in Octave/ML as done in
> spreadsheets, i.e. mixed datatypes, header rows, pivot tables, filtering,
> etc. I tried using cell arrays but they're very uncomfortable to use
> specially when trying to do columnwise operations.
> After some googling I discovered that ML introduced a table datatype in
> R2013b. I found its use great and very useful, however Octave still doesn't
> have this datatype and related functions.
> I'd like to know if there are plans to implement it. Also, I think I can
> contribute to it, however I have no idea how to implement a new built-in
> datatype, but I can help in the related functions to be as ML-like as
> possible.

You can use the dataframe class which is inspired on the R dataframe class.
It is part of the dataframe package [1] which has been around since 2010.


[1] http://octave.sourceforge.net/dataframe/index.html

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