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comment Benefit of using Dataset to collect SQLSelect output
It has been discussed in chat several times, around the date of the release, that Dataset currently is optimized to work with hierarchical data, rather than tabular. There are plans to add SQL-like backend(s) to Dataset, which will enable efficient manipulation of tabular data, but those will likely not be based on Associations in the same manner as Dataset is (namely, one Association per row in a db).
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comment How to avoid nested With[]?
@QuantumDot The Let part comes from an analogy with Lisp, where there is a similar function. The L stands for Leonid, because originally there was a mathgroup thread with different implementations, and I had to somehow differentiate mine from the others.
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comment AssociationMap to query Dataset across levels?
@alancalvitti I think, at some point, when you make your queries more and more general, you have two choices: either use internal Dataset wrappers, as you do, or write your own custom transformation, using only raw lists and associations, and not using the Dataset syntax. In any case, for your last comment, the recommendations of WReach may be the way to go.
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comment AssociationMap to query Dataset across levels?
@alancalvitti See if my edit works for you.
Jul
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revised AssociationMap to query Dataset across levels?
Modified keyStrip. Added a slightly different method
Jul
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comment AssociationMap to query Dataset across levels?
@alancalvitti I was using your own function foo. Now you say you don't want to use it. Your question, precisely, was "Is there a way to avoid inefficient downcasting to Normal and back to Dataset to use AssociationMap?", asked about your last line of code, - and this was precisely what I was answering. I will revisit this later if I have the time. Try to formulate your questions better, at least if you care about me answering them - this is not the first time I found your formulations vague, while I usually do not mis-interpret questions, and certainly have other things to do as well.
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revised AssociationMap to query Dataset across levels?
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answered AssociationMap to query Dataset across levels?
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comment What is the story with Removed symbols?
@VladimirReshetnikov Interesting. Looks like a bug to me (the second behavior). The concept, as I understand it, is to have Removed as a print form, not as a full-fledged head. So that the symbols that have been removed, are cleared from all definitions, and no longer associated with their names (although, apparently, they can still be used in certain ways, as I outlined in my answer).
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revised Changing Values in an Association using Map
Added a section on the role of Hold-attributes
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revised Changing Values in an Association using Map
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revised Changing Values in an Association using Map
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comment Struct equivalent in Mathematica?
@Reb.Cabin All right, then I know whom to bombard with stupid questions when I finally get my hands on it :)
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21
comment Struct equivalent in Mathematica?
@Reb.Cabin I am going to do that, in fact. Clojure stands high on my to do list. Thanks for the suggestion, anyway!
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comment How to make use of Associations?
@Nasser No, there isn't. In fact, your suggestion might be better, since it will preserve the order of the key.