FAQ: Data Cleaning in R - Reshaping your Data

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So in this reshaping your data lesson how can the 2nd table be the more tidy out of the two? The 1st one makes more logical sense and according to this article that is the case - as table 1 works better with the structure of R’s language. https://garrettgman.github.io/tidying/ (see section 2.1)

I thinks table 2 is more tidy because each row contains one observation (account, account type and amount) whereas in table 1 each row contains two observations (account, amount of checkings AND amount of savings). In table 2 the information of checkings and savings is seperated in different rows

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