Timing Means Of Groups With R

Kevin Feasel

2018-12-12

R

John Mount shares some performance measures pitting data.table against various dplyr methods for calculating grouped means:

In this reproduction attempt we see:
– The dplyr time being around 0.05 seconds. This is about 5 times slower than claimed.
– The dplyr sum()/n() time is about 0.2 seconds, about 5 times faster than claimed.
– The data.table time being around 0.004 seconds. This is about three times as fast as the dplyr claims, and over ten times as fast as the actual observed dplyr behavior.

Read the whole thing.  If you want to replicate it yourself, check out the RMarkdown file.

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