collapse provides the following functions for fast manipulation of (mostly) data frames.

• fselect is a much faster alternative to dplyr::select to select columns using expressions involving column names. get_vars is a more versatile and programmer friendly function to efficiently select and replace columns by names, indices, logical vectors, regular expressions or using functions to identify columns.

• The functions num_vars, cat_vars, char_vars, fact_vars, logi_vars and date_vars are convenience functions to efficiently select and replace columns by data type.

• add_vars efficiently adds new columns at any position within a data frame (default at the end). This can be done vie replacement (i.e. add_vars(data) <- newdata) or returning the appended data (i.e. add_vars(data, newdata1, newdata2, ...)). Because of the latter, add_vars is also a more efficient alternative to cbind.data.frame.

• fsubset is a much faster version of subset to efficiently subset vectors, matrices and data frames. If the non-standard evaluation offered by fsubset is not needed, the function ss is a much faster and also more secure alternative to [.data.frame.

• fsummarise is a much faster version of dplyr::summarise when used together with the Fast Statistical Functions and fgroup_by, with whom it also supports super fast weighted aggregation.

• fmutate is a much faster version of dplyr::mutate when used together with the Fast Statistical Functions as well as fast Data Transformation Functions and fgroup_by.

• ftransform is a much faster version of transform, which also supports list input and nested pipelines. settransform does all of that by reference, i.e. it modifies the data frame in the global environment. fcompute is similar to ftransform but only returns modified and computed columns in a new data frame.

• roworder is a fast substitute for dplyr::arrange, but the syntax is inspired by data.table::setorder.

• colorder efficiently reorders columns in a data frame, see also data.table::setcolorder.

• frename is a fast substitute for dplyr::rename, to efficiently rename various objects. setrename renames objects by reference. relabel and setrelabel do the same thing for variable labels (see also vlabels).

## Table of Functions

 Function / S3 Generic Methods Description fselect(<-) No methods, for data frames Fast select or replace columns (non-standard evaluation) get_vars(<-), num_vars(<-), cat_vars(<-), char_vars(<-), fact_vars(<-), logi_vars(<-), date_vars(<-) No methods, for data frames Fast select or replace columns add_vars(<-) No methods, for data frames Fast add columns fsubset default, matrix, data.frame, pseries, pdata.frame Fast subset data (non-standard evaluation) ss No methods, for data frames Fast subset data frames fsummarise No methods, for data frames Fast data aggregation fmutate, (f/set)ftransform(<-) No methods, for data frames Compute, modify or delete columns (non-standard evaluation) fcompute(v) No methods, for data frames Compute or modify columns, returned in a new data frame (non-standard evaluation) roworder(v) No methods, for data frames incl. pdata.frame Reorder rows and return data frame (standard and non-standard evaluation) colorder(v) No methods, for data frames Reorder columns and return data frame (standard and non-standard evaluation) (f/set)rename, (set)relabel No methods, for all objects with 'names' attribute Rename and return object / relabel columns in a data frame.