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20200514 Packages used in this chapter include magrittr, and rattle.

Packages are loaded into the current R session from the local library directories on disk. Missing packages can be installed using utils::install.packages() within R. On Ubuntu R packages can be installed using wajig install r-cran-<pkgname>.

# Load required packages from local library into the R session.

library(magrittr)     # Data pipelines: %>% %<>% %T>% equals().
library(rattle)       # Dataset: weather.

The rattle::weatherAUS dataset is loaded into the template variable ds and further template variables are setup as introduced in Williams (2017). See Chapter 7 for details.

ds <- weatherAUS

nobs   <- nrow(ds)

vnames <- names(ds)
ds    %<>% clean_names(numerals="right")
names(vnames) <- names(ds)

vars   <- names(ds)
target <- "rain_tomorrow"
vars   <- c(target, vars) %>% unique() %>% rev()

The variable form is used in this chapter as the formula describing the model to be built.

form
## risk_mm ~ .

ds  %>% sample_frac()
## # A tibble: 176,747 x 24
##    date       location min_temp max_temp rainfall evaporation sunshine
##    <date>     <chr>       <dbl>    <dbl>    <dbl>       <dbl>    <dbl>
##  1 2009-08-12 Sydney        8.9     19.8      4.2         1.6      9.7
##  2 2014-01-15 Watsonia     28       42.8      0          22.8      8.6
##  3 2019-09-23 Launces~      3.2     17        2.8        NA       NA  
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