Need help for understanding colClasses in read.csv instruction



need the explanation for colClasses parameter in read.csv instruction.
thanks in advance.



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Hi @syed.danish

colClasses are used for faster loading of data in read.csv or read.table command.It also helps in saving steps to specify classes for each variable later.

For more information, you can visit

  1. Using colClasses to Load Data More Quickly in R

  2. colClasses in R (stack overflow)