farff: A Faster 'ARFF' File Reader and Writer
Reads and writes 'ARFF' files. 'ARFF' (Attribute-Relation
File Format) files are like 'CSV' files, with a little bit of added
meta information in a header and standardized NA values. They are
quite often used for machine learning data sets and were introduced
for the 'WEKA' machine learning 'Java' toolbox. See
for further info on 'ARFF' and for
<http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/ml/weka/> for more info on 'WEKA'.
'farff' gets rid of the 'Java' dependency that 'RWeka' enforces, and
it is at least a faster reader (for bigger files). It uses 'readr' as
parser back-end for the data section of the 'ARFF' file. Consistency
with 'RWeka' is tested on 'Github' and 'Travis CI' with hundreds of
'ARFF' files from 'OpenML'.
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