Compare R vs Clojure CSV Import

Various reasons have lead me to the world of Clojure. Learning a new programming language is, for me, not something to be undertaken lightly. It took much research and hefty deliberation before settling on Clojure. A few key reasons include: I wanted to learn a functional language and I thought…

Faster Import with R Redux

Sometime ago I wrote a post comparing the speed of importing datasets based on their format. In that post I compared read.csv and fread, from the data.table package, for importing CSV files and also an R SQL query to read the same data from an SQLite database. The…