Dplyr package for data wrangling

The dplyr package seems to be the most popular package for data wrangling. It simplifies the weird R syntax and offers five distinct functions:

filter, select, arrange, mutate, summarise

More in a tutorial for starters: Introduction to dplyr for Faster Data Manipulation in R

Dplyr is developed – like ggplot2, the standard package for plotting – by Hadley Wickham. Wickham is a star in the R community. A star in like “people want to make selfies with him”-star, says Priceonomics in its post The Man Who Revolutionized R.