Common API for tabular data backends


#42

So Query.jl should be quite performant? Do you happen to have a benchmark suite that compares several query frameworks, similar to your csv file reader benchmark? That should be a fairly useful tool.


#43

I don’t know the details, but isn’t this required since vectors in R are restricted to a few element types? In Julia, this is not the case, so most tabular implementations just work with generic elements out of the box.


#44

For sure, you could get basically the same functionality with a data frame with geo-data attached.

But there still might be good reasons for the own type, overloading plotting / mapping functions, or storing a geo-referencing system.

I just spent two weeks writing sf code and wanted to highlight that it basically represents the concept we are working towards.