One of the challenges faced while working with massive datasets involves gathering, preparing, and otherwise managing data from a variety of sources. Although we will cover data preparation, data cleaning, and data management in depth by working on real-world machine learning tasks in the later chapters, this section will highlight the basic functionality to get data into and out of R.
When you have spent a lot of time getting a data frame into the desired form, you shouldn't need to recreate your work each time you restart your R session. To save a data structure to a file that can be reloaded later or transferred to another system, use the
save() function. The
save() function ...