tibble: Simple Data Frames

Provides a 'tbl_df' class (the 'tibble') that provides stricter checking and better formatting than the traditional data frame.


The S3 class tbl_df wraps a local data frame. The main advantage to using a tbl_df over a regular data frame is the printing: tbl objects only print a few rows and all the columns that fit on one screen, describing the rest of it as text.


tbl_df implements four important base methods:


By default only prints the first 10 rows (at most 20), and the columns that fit on screen; see print.tbl()


Does not simplify (drop) by default, returns a data frame

[[, $

Calls .subset2() directly, so is considerably faster. Returns NULL if column does not exist, $ warns.

Important functions

tibble() and tribble() for construction, as_tibble() for coercion, and print.tbl() and glimpse() for display.

See Also

Useful links:

  • tibble-package
library(tibble) # NOT RUN { tibble(a = 1:26, b = letters) as_tibble(iris) # }
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