A Brief History of the Dataframe

R Python tibble

Insightful read sourced from Towards Data Science on the history of the dataframe - From its origins in the S programming language, to R, to pandas for Python (to the tibble for R).

Javier Orraca (Scatter Podcast)
05-24-2021

This is quite the insightful read on the history of the dataframe. From its origins in the S programming language, to R, to the pandas library for Python (to the tibble for R!)… I couldn’t imagine doing my work without this fundamental data structure, but will it really be defined out of existence? See below link for an excellent overview by Devin Petersohn:

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@misc{orraca2021a,
  author = {Orraca, Javier},
  title = {Javier Orraca: A Brief History of the Dataframe},
  url = {https://www.javierorraca.com/posts/2021-05-24-dataframe/},
  year = {2021}
}