farff: A Faster 'ARFF' File Reader and Writer
Version 1.0

Reads and writes 'ARFF' files. 'ARFF' (Attribute-Relation File Format) files are like 'CSV' files, with a little bit of added meta information in a header and standardized NA values. They are quite often used for machine learning data sets and were introduced for the 'WEKA' machine learning 'Java' toolbox. See for further info on 'ARFF' and for for more info on 'WEKA'. 'farff' gets rid of the 'Java' dependency that 'RWeka' enforces, and it is at least a faster reader (for bigger files). It uses 'readr' as parser back-end for the data section of the 'ARFF' file. Consistency with 'RWeka' is tested on 'Github' and 'Travis CI' with hundreds of 'ARFF' files from 'OpenML'. Note that the 'OpenML' package is currently only available from 'Github' at: .

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Package details

AuthorBernd Bischl [aut, cre], Jakob Bossek [aut]
Date of publication2016-09-11 00:22:21
MaintainerBernd Bischl <bernd_bischl@gmx.net>
LicenseBSD_2_clause + file LICENSE
URL https://github.com/mlr-org/farff
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farff documentation built on May 29, 2017, 8:10 p.m.