[Experimental]

Nest a tibble using a grouping specification

group_nest(.tbl, ..., .key = "data", keep = FALSE)

Arguments

.tbl

A tbl

...

Grouping specification, forwarded to group_by()

.key

the name of the list column

keep

Should the grouping columns be kept in the list column.

Value

A tbl with one row per unique combination of the grouping variables. The first columns are the grouping variables, followed by a list column of tibbles with matching rows of the remaining columns.

Grouped data frames

The primary use case for group_nest() is with already grouped data frames, typically a result of group_by(). In this case group_nest() only uses the first argument, the grouped tibble, and warns when ... is used.

Ungrouped data frames

When used on ungrouped data frames, group_nest() forwards the ... to group_by() before nesting, therefore the ... are subject to the data mask.

See also

Other grouping functions: group_by(), group_map(), group_split(), group_trim()

Examples


#----- use case 1: a grouped data frame
iris %>%
  group_by(Species) %>%
  group_nest()
#> # A tibble: 3 x 2
#>   Species                  data
#>   <fct>      <list<tibble[,4]>>
#> 1 setosa               [50 × 4]
#> 2 versicolor           [50 × 4]
#> 3 virginica            [50 × 4]

# this can be useful if the grouped data has been altered before nesting
iris %>%
  group_by(Species) %>%
  filter(Sepal.Length > mean(Sepal.Length)) %>%
  group_nest()
#> # A tibble: 3 x 2
#>   Species                  data
#>   <fct>      <list<tibble[,4]>>
#> 1 setosa               [22 × 4]
#> 2 versicolor           [24 × 4]
#> 3 virginica            [22 × 4]

#----- use case 2: using group_nest() on a ungrouped data frame with
#                  a grouping specification that uses the data mask
starwars %>%
  group_nest(species, homeworld)
#> # A tibble: 58 x 3
#>    species  homeworld                  data
#>    <chr>    <chr>       <list<tibble[,12]>>
#>  1 Aleena   Aleen Minor            [1 × 12]
#>  2 Besalisk Ojom                   [1 × 12]
#>  3 Cerean   Cerea                  [1 × 12]
#>  4 Chagrian Champala               [1 × 12]
#>  5 Clawdite Zolan                  [1 × 12]
#>  6 Droid    Naboo                  [1 × 12]
#>  7 Droid    Tatooine               [2 × 12]
#>  8 Droid    NA                     [3 × 12]
#>  9 Dug      Malastare              [1 × 12]
#> 10 Ewok     Endor                  [1 × 12]
#> # … with 48 more rows